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Author:  Traci L. Jones
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0374369143
ISBN-13: 9780374369149
Sku: 217622732
Publish Date: 7/19/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1T
Pages:  200
Age Range:  14 to 18
 
Seventh-grader Serena Shaw is trying to keep up at school while dealing with a father so blue he is nearly catatonic. Jones, a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner, presents the appealing story of an African-American tween juggling far more than her fair share.
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An African American family coping with grief and depression struggle to survive in this poignant young adult novel. After the death of her mother, Serena's artist father slowly slips into a crippling sadness that threatens to destroy their fragile family. The seventh grader finds herself in charge of her boisterous and loving little brother, Henry, as well as household chores and other adult responsibilities. At the same time, she's immersed in a school play, struggling with the dynamics of being a teenager, and has her first boyfriend. But her father's illness is getting worse, and Serena must find a way to get help before it's too late. Powerful, moving, and realistic, Serena's story is both heartbreaking and uplifting.

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"A compassionate portrait of an African-American family coping with grief and mental illness." 06/15/2011

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0200
Product attributePublisher:   Farrar Straus Giroux
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