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Nobody's Family Is Going to Change

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Publisher Comments:

In the world of children's literature, Louise Fitzhugh's Harriet the Spy and The Long Secret are widely recognized as epoch-making. They have been received by young readers, year after year, with excitement and love. The new Fitzhugh novel shares the vigorous sense of comedy and the unflinching fidelity to the real world that distinguished her earlier books. Many readers will feel, however, that Nobody's Family Is Going to Change is even finer than its predecessors.

Willie, seven years old, wants to dance. Emma, his older sister, wants to be a lawyer. Is there something wrong with them? Or is there something wrong with their parents, whose dreams for their children, the ordinary dreams of New York's black middle class, have little to do with what the children want? For Willie won't stop dreaming of the day he will dance with his uncle Dipsey on Broadway, and Emma is determined that someday she will address a courtroom. In this novel, the work of a matchless storyteller , Emma finds an answer for children with families that will not change.

Synopsis:

What can you do if your parents simply refuse to listen to, let alone accept, your hopes and aspirations? Fat, intelligent Emma and her talented brother, Willie, brave parental disapproval to try to achieve their dreams and maintain their integrity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374455231
Author:
Fitzhugh, Louise
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Family life -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Family - Parents
Edition Number:
Sunburst ed.
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Sunburst Books
Series Volume:
9-85
Publication Date:
19860901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white pictures throughout
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.29 x 0.565 in
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , What can you do if your parents simply refuse to listen to, let alone accept, your hopes and aspirations? Fat, intelligent Emma and her talented brother, Willie, brave parental disapproval to try to achieve their dreams and maintain their integrity.
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