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Contributor(s): Williams-Garcia, Rita (Author)

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ISBN: 0140385614     ISBN-13: 9780140385618
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 1998
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Annotation: 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 relatives. There's nothing to do and nowhere to go. Then Gayle meets Great, the family matriarch--and her stories of the past begin to change how Gayle sees her future. A 1996 Coretta Scott King Honor Book. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 12-17
Grade Level: 7-12
Lexile Measure: 750(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.6" H x 4.3" W x 7" (0.25 lbs) 176 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, Honor Book, Author, 1996
Review Citations: Booklist 07/01/1999 pg. 1935
Publishers Weekly 02/09/1998
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 14900
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 6.0
 
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Publisher Description:
From National Book Award finalist Rita Williams-Garcia

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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