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Inhaltsangabe: Even though they were born in different countries, Akilah and Victoria are true best friends. But Victoria has been acting strange ever since she returned from her summer in Nigeria, where she had a special coming-of-age ceremony. Why does proud Victoria, named for a queen, slouch at her desk and answer the teacher's questions in a whisper? And why won't she laugh with Akilah anymore? Akilah's name means "intelligent," and she is determined to find out what's wrong, no matter how much detective work she has to do. But when she learns the terrible secret Victoria is hiding, she suddenly has even more questions. The only problem is, they might not be the kind that have answers. In this groundbreaking novel, Coretta Scott King Honor winner Rita Williams-Garcia uses her vividly realistic voice to explore an often taboo practice that affects millions of girls around the world every year. Readers will identify with headstrong, outspoken Akilah, whose struggle to understand what's happened to Victoria reveals a painful truth in an honest and accessible way.
Über den Autor: Winner of the PEN/Norma Klein Award, Rita Williams-Garcia is the author of four distinguished novels for young adults: Every Time a Rainbow Dies, Fast Talk on a Slow Track (ALA Best Books for Young Adults), Blue Tights, and Like Sisters on the Homefront. The latter was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and was chosen as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a best book of the year by ALA Booklist, School Library Journal, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, The Horn Book, and Publishers Weekly.
Rita Williams-Garcia works as a manager in a marketing and media company. She has two daughters, Michelle and Stephanie, and lives in Jamaica, New York.
Buchbeschreibung Amistad. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2658790649
Buchbeschreibung Amistad. Buchzustand: Acceptable. 0. Ex-Library. 1. Moderate wear. 2. Light interior markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BOOK-0834-00935
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2004. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Uncorrected Proof (Paperback). Edge wear, minor rubbed corners/spine, minor scuffs. No writing. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002625
Buchbeschreibung Amistad, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0688162479
Buchbeschreibung Amistad, 2003. Buchzustand: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: In Queens, New York, ten-year-old Akilah is determined to find out why her closest friend, Victoria, is silent and withdrawn after returning from a trip to her homeland, Nigeria. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0688162479
Buchbeschreibung New York: Harper Collins 2004, 2004. First edition-First printing. Fine uncorrected proof in stiff, glossy, pictorial wrappers. Signed by author on full title page. Williams-Garcia is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 21330
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Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. No Laughter Here. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU0522674
Buchbeschreibung HarperColiins Publishers, New York, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. First edition, first printing, hardcover. 133 pages. Very good with head of spine bumped and bottom corner of rear board lightly bumped, in a fine, mylar-covered dust jacket. The fifth children's book by the Coretta Scott King Honor award. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 009987
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, New York, 2004. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. 3rd Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. BO6 - A 3rd printing hardcover book signed and inscribed by the author to previous owner in good condition in good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has edgewear with some tears, soiled on the bottom, some scratches, stains, paper residue on the back, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book cocked, soiled on the bottom, some stains on the page edges, some bumped corners and spine edges, dog-eared pages, light discoloration, and shelf wear. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers EC23061BB