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Raven Jefferson never expected shed be a mother at sixteen like her best friend, Aisha. Now shes stuck being just another high school dropout, a project girl with few prospects. Or maybe not; Raven does have ambition. Still, when is she going to find the time to finish school? All her time is spent looking for a job or taking care of her son, Smokey. Then her older sister, Dell, tells her about a spelling bee that promises the winner a full college scholarship. But spelling? There isnt a subject shes worse at! Yet Raven is fiercely determined to find a way to get her life back on track. So she starts memorizing words. Theres no reason not to try. . . .

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Raven never expected to be a mother at sixteen. Is she going to be just another high school dropout, a project girl with few prospects? Could be, except Raven has ambition. Still, when is she going to find the time to finish school? Then her older sister tells her about a spelling bee that promises the winner a scholarship for college. Spelling? There isn't a subject she's worse at. But once Raven's got her mind set, nothing gets in her way. . . .

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Janet McDonald (1953-2007) is the author of the adult memoir Project Girl. This was her first novel for young adults.

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ISBN:
9780312603885
Author:
Mcdonald, Janet
Publisher:
Square Fish
Author:
McDonald, Janet
Subject:
Situations / Pregnancy
Subject:
School
Subject:
Education
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/United States/African American
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Pregnancy
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.49 x 0.4 in 0.63 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

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"Synopsis" by , Raven never expected to be a mother at sixteen. Is she going to be just another high school dropout, a project girl with few prospects? Could be, except Raven has ambition. Still, when is she going to find the time to finish school? Then her older sister tells her about a spelling bee that promises the winner a scholarship for college. Spelling? There isn't a subject she's worse at. But once Raven's got her mind set, nothing gets in her way. . . .
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