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When Gayle gets into trouble with her boyfriend, her mother sends the street-smart 14-year-old?and her baby, Jose?down to Georgia, to live with Uncle Luther and his family. There?s nothing to do, nowhere to go, and no one around except kneesock-wearing, Jesus-praising cousin Cookie. Then Gayle meets Great, the family matriarch?and her stories of the past begin to change how Gayle sees her future. ?Williams-Garcia has surpassed herself.?She has set these fictional characters? firmly in the real world while still allowing them to rise from the pages and into readers? hearts and imaginations.? ?The Horn Book, starred review

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crowyhead, September 26, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
Gayle's fourteen and already has one baby; after she gets pregnant and has an abortion, her mother sends her south to live with her aunt and uncle in Georgia. At first she only thinks about escape, but gradually comes to be part of the family, after bonding with her fiesty great-grandmother, called Great. A quick read, and totally engaging; it manages to be both funny and moving and also totally realistic, which is an impressive feat.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140385618
Author:
Williams-Garcia, Rita
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Author:
Williams-Garcia, Rita
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Georgia
Subject:
African Americans - Georgia
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
paperback
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.18x4.40x.39 in. .22 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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