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Keesha's House


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An unforgettable narrative collage told in poems

Keesha has found a safe place to live, and other kids gravitate to her house when they just cant make it on their own. They are Stephie - pregnant, trying to make the right decisions for herself and those she cares about; Jason - Stephies boyfriend, torn between his responsibility to Stephie and the baby and the promise of a college basketball career; Dontay - in foster care while his parents are in prison, feeling unwanted both inside and outside the system; Carmen - arrested on a DUI charge, waiting in a juvenile detention center for a judge to hear her case; Harris - disowned by his father after disclosing that hes gay, living in his car, and taking care of himself; Katie - angry at her mothers loyalty to an abusive stepfather, losing herself in long hours of work and school.

Stretching the boundaries of traditional poetic forms - sestinas and sonnets - Helen Frosts extraordinary debut novel for young adults weaves together the stories of these seven teenagers as they courageously struggle to hold their lives together and overcome their difficulties.

Keesha's House is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

Helen Frost is the author of Spinning Through the Universe and The Braid, which Booklist, in a starred review, called "powerful," as well as a volume of poetry for adults and many nonfiction books for young readers. She lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Product Details

Frost, Helen
Square Fish
, Helen
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Social Issues - Runaways
Poetry : General
Social Issues - New Experience
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-New Experience
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Stories in Verse
Edition Description:
Young Adult Poetry
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 12
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.375 in
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

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