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Growing up in Philadelphia in 1975, 14-year-old Charmaine Upshaw is obsessed with justice. Unfortunately, she gets none of it in her life: not from her parents, who make her share a room with her tap-dancing brother Leo; not at school, where light-skinned, Barbie-doll-haired Dinah Coverdale steals all the boys’ attention and makes sure dark-skinned Charmaine knows it; and certainly not from Tracy John, her six-year-old cousin who’s taken over the family. When Charmaine is charged with babysitting her spoiled cousin after school, that’s the last straw–something’s gotta give. And when Charmaine cracks, she starts to see the world in a whole new light. Can Charmaine learn to love herself, her mahogany skin, and her attention-starved little cousin? Sometimes when everything falls apart, putting it back together can help you see the truth.

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Unhappy with the darkness of her skin, jealous of her friend Dinah's ability to get all the attention from the boys, and tired of the injustice at home, Charmaine begins to rebel against her family and friends, but when she realizes the war is coming from within herself, Charmaine starts to see things in a new light and love herself for who she is. Reprint.

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In 1975, life is not fair for fourteen-year-old Charmaine Upshaw, who shares a room with her brother, tries to impress a handsome classmate, and acts as caretaker for a rambunctious six-year-old cousin who has taken over the family.

About the Author

A first-time novelist, Allison Whittenberg lives in Philadelphia, Pennyslvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307498151
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : People & Places - United States - African
Author:
Whittenberg, Allison
Author:
Allison Whittenberg
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070612
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
160

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Product details 160 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780307498151 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Unhappy with the darkness of her skin, jealous of her friend Dinah's ability to get all the attention from the boys, and tired of the injustice at home, Charmaine begins to rebel against her family and friends, but when she realizes the war is coming from within herself, Charmaine starts to see things in a new light and love herself for who she is. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , In 1975, life is not fair for fourteen-year-old Charmaine Upshaw, who shares a room with her brother, tries to impress a handsome classmate, and acts as caretaker for a rambunctious six-year-old cousin who has taken over the family.
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