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Jaya, Maria, and Lola are just like the other eighth-grade girls in the wealthy suburb of Meadowbrook, New Jersey. They want to go to the spring dance, they love spending time with their best friends after school, sharing frappand#233;s and complaining about the other kids. But thereand#8217;s one big difference: all three are daughters of maids and nannies. And they go to school with the very same kids whose families their mothers work for. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;That difference grows even biggerand#8212;and more painfuland#8212;when Jayaand#8217;s mother is accused of theft and Jayaand#8217;s small, fragile world collapses. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;When tensions about immigrants start to erupt, fracturing this perfect, serene suburb, all three girls are tested, as outsidersand#8212;and as friends. Each of them must learn to find a place for themselves in a town that barely notices they exist. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Marina Budhos gives us a heartbreaking and eye-opening story of friendship, belonging, and finding the way home.

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Jaya is from Trinidad, Maria is from Mexico, and Lola is from Slovakia. The girls couldnt be more different, except for two things: Theyre all the daughters of maids and nannies in their prosperous suburban town of Meadowbrook, and they all long to fit in and succeed among their more privileged peers. But when Jayas mother is accused of stealing some valuable jewelry from her employer, the seemingly liberal town of Meadowbrook becomes a place of ugly tensions and racism, and the girls friendship threatens to buckle under the strain.

Once again, Marina Budhos has written a thoughtful and ambitious novel about class and the cultural differences that can both divide and unite.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Marina Budhosandlt;/bandgt; is the author of such books as andlt;iandgt;Ask Me No Questionsandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Tell Us We're Homeandlt;/iandgt;, andandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers.andlt;/iandgt; She has received an EMMA (Exceptional Merit Media Award) and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award for women writers. Ms. Budhos has been a Fulbright Scholar in India, has given talks throughout the country and abroad, and has taught at several universities and colleges. She is currently an associate professor of English at William Paterson University. She lives with her husband and fellow Atheneum author, Marc Aronson, and their two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey.andnbsp;You can visit her online at marinabudhos.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416903529
Author:
Budhos, Marina
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jacket (w-matte lam, spot UV, emboss
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , Jaya is from Trinidad, Maria is from Mexico, and Lola is from Slovakia. The girls couldnt be more different, except for two things: Theyre all the daughters of maids and nannies in their prosperous suburban town of Meadowbrook, and they all long to fit in and succeed among their more privileged peers. But when Jayas mother is accused of stealing some valuable jewelry from her employer, the seemingly liberal town of Meadowbrook becomes a place of ugly tensions and racism, and the girls friendship threatens to buckle under the strain.

Once again, Marina Budhos has written a thoughtful and ambitious novel about class and the cultural differences that can both divide and unite.

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