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Keesha's House

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Publisher Comments:

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 the author of Spinning Through the Universe and The Braid, which Booklist, in a starred review, called "powerful," as well as a volume of poetry for adults and many nonfiction books for young readers. She lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374400125
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Author:
Frost, Helen
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Issues - Runaways
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Stories in Verse
Edition Description:
Young Adult Poetry
Publication Date:
20070220
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Author's note
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.76 x 6.02 x 0.36 in
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

Related Subjects

» Children's » Awards » Michael L. Printz Award Winners
» Children's » Poetry » Stories in Verse
» Children's » Situations » General
» Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » New Experience
» Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Runaways
» Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance

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