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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.
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Buchbeschreibung Amistad. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2728516847
Buchbeschreibung Amistad. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0688162479I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Amistad. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2747595591
Buchbeschreibung Amistad. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2750171772
Buchbeschreibung Amistad. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2750171773
Buchbeschreibung Amistad. Buchzustand: Good. Ex library. Light wear. Light interior markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BOOK-0369-01022
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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
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