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TEN-YEAR-OLD GIRLS DON'T WEAR WIGS

So why is Anya wearing one? That's what Keely's friend Stef wants to know. She even wants Keely to tug on it, just to see if it's real. Keely wants to know too — but when Anya's wig falls off in front of the whole class, Keely discovers that what she really wants is to help Anya feel better. As for Anya, she just wants her hair to grow back, but no one, not even the doctors, knows whether it ever will. How can she come to terms with her disease when she can't even look in the mirror?

In this heart-tugging story of friendship, renowned author Margaret Peterson Haddix introduces readers to a young girl with alopecia areata, a life-altering disease that affects millions of people in the United States alone.

Review:

"A 10-year-old girl is diagnosed with alopecia areata (an autoimmune disease that makes her hair fall out in clumps) and the unthinkable occurs (her wig falls off during gym), but a classmate reaches out for her friendship. PW wrote, 'A short but often informative tale of ordinary girls facing exceptional circumstances.' Ages 8-12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Ten-year-old girls don’t wear wigs.

So why is Anya wearing one? That’s what Keely wants to know. But when Anya’s wig falls off in front of the whole class, Keely realizes what she really wants is to help Anya, even though she’s not sure how—and even though it means she’ll have to do something she’s afraid of: stand up to her friends.

As for Anya, she just wants her hair to grow back, but no one can tell her whether it ever will. How can she learn to accept her disease when she can’t even look in the mirror?

Synopsis:

Ten-year-old girls don't wear wigs.

So why is Anya wearing one? That's what Keely wants to know. But when Anya's wig falls off in front of the whole class, Keely realizes what she really wants is to help Anya, even though she's not sure how — and even though it means she'll have to do something she's afraid of: stand up to her friends.

As for Anya, she just wants her hair to grow back, but no one can tell her whether it ever will. How can she learn to accept her disease when she can't even look in the mirror?

About the Author

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the best-selling author of many books for children and teens. Her books for young readers include Running Out of Time, Among the Hidden, Among the Impostors, Among the Betrayed, and The Girl with 500 Middle Names. Her work has been honored with the International Reading Association Children's Book Award, American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers citations, and several state Readers' Choice Awards. Margaret Peterson Haddix lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689869938
Author:
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social Situations - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Health - Diseases
Subject:
Health & Medicine - Diseases
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
May 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr--no sfx
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 3.185 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 128 pages Aladdin Paperbacks - English 9780689869938 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A 10-year-old girl is diagnosed with alopecia areata (an autoimmune disease that makes her hair fall out in clumps) and the unthinkable occurs (her wig falls off during gym), but a classmate reaches out for her friendship. PW wrote, 'A short but often informative tale of ordinary girls facing exceptional circumstances.' Ages 8-12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Ten-year-old girls don’t wear wigs.

So why is Anya wearing one? That’s what Keely wants to know. But when Anya’s wig falls off in front of the whole class, Keely realizes what she really wants is to help Anya, even though she’s not sure how—and even though it means she’ll have to do something she’s afraid of: stand up to her friends.

As for Anya, she just wants her hair to grow back, but no one can tell her whether it ever will. How can she learn to accept her disease when she can’t even look in the mirror?

"Synopsis" by , Ten-year-old girls don't wear wigs.

So why is Anya wearing one? That's what Keely wants to know. But when Anya's wig falls off in front of the whole class, Keely realizes what she really wants is to help Anya, even though she's not sure how — and even though it means she'll have to do something she's afraid of: stand up to her friends.

As for Anya, she just wants her hair to grow back, but no one can tell her whether it ever will. How can she learn to accept her disease when she can't even look in the mirror?

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