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ISBN13: 9780374340643
ISBN10: 0374340641
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An unforgettable narrative collage told in poems

Keesha has found a safe place to live, and other kids gravitate to her house when they just cant make it on their own. They are Stephie - pregnant, trying to make the right decisions for herself and those she cares about; Jason - Stephies boyfriend, torn between his responsibility to Stephie and the baby and the promise of a college basketball career; Dontay - in foster care while his parents are in prison, feeling unwanted both inside and outside the system; Carmen - arrested on a DUI charge, waiting in a juvenile detention center for a judge to hear her case; Harris - disowned by his father after disclosing that hes gay, living in his car, and taking care of himself; Katie - angry at her mothers loyalty to an abusive stepfather, losing herself in long hours of work and school.

Stretching the boundaries of traditional poetic forms - sestinas and sonnets - Helen Frosts extraordinary debut novel for young adults weaves together the stories of these seven teenagers as they courageously struggle to hold their lives together and overcome their difficulties.

 
Keesha's House is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Synopsis:

An unforgettable narrative collage told in poems

Keesha has found a safe place to live, and other kids gravitate to her house when they just cant make it on their own. They are Stephie - pregnant, trying to make the right decisions for herself and those she cares about; Jason - Stephies boyfriend, torn between his responsibility to Stephie and the baby and the promise of a college basketball career; Dontay - in foster care while his parents are in prison, feeling unwanted both inside and outside the system; Carmen - arrested on a DUI charge, waiting in a juvenile detention center for a judge to hear her case; Harris - disowned by his father after disclosing that hes gay, living in his car, and taking care of himself; Katie - angry at her mothers loyalty to an abusive stepfather, losing herself in long hours of work and school.

Stretching the boundaries of traditional poetic forms - sestinas and sonnets - Helen Frosts extraordinary debut novel for young adults weaves together the stories of these seven teenagers as they courageously struggle to hold their lives together and overcome their difficulties.

 
Keesha's House is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

Helen Frost is a poet and the author of many nonfiction books for young readers. She lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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jackie_zavala09, May 10, 2010 (view all comments by jackie_zavala09)
Oh my god, oh my god! Your books are amazing! You are a great writer... I absolutely LOVE them all! Specially Kesha's house (:
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374340643
Publisher:
Square Fish
Location:
New York
Author:
Frost, Helen
Author:
, Helen
Author:
Frost
Subject:
General
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Home
Subject:
Social Situations - Runaways
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Situations / Runaways
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Issues - Runaways
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Stories in Verse
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Young Adult Poetry
Series Volume:
00-3
Publication Date:
20130108
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Author's note
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
12-17

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An unforgettable narrative collage told in poems

Keesha has found a safe place to live, and other kids gravitate to her house when they just cant make it on their own. They are Stephie - pregnant, trying to make the right decisions for herself and those she cares about; Jason - Stephies boyfriend, torn between his responsibility to Stephie and the baby and the promise of a college basketball career; Dontay - in foster care while his parents are in prison, feeling unwanted both inside and outside the system; Carmen - arrested on a DUI charge, waiting in a juvenile detention center for a judge to hear her case; Harris - disowned by his father after disclosing that hes gay, living in his car, and taking care of himself; Katie - angry at her mothers loyalty to an abusive stepfather, losing herself in long hours of work and school.

Stretching the boundaries of traditional poetic forms - sestinas and sonnets - Helen Frosts extraordinary debut novel for young adults weaves together the stories of these seven teenagers as they courageously struggle to hold their lives together and overcome their difficulties.

 
Keesha's House is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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