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Publisher Description

A biracial student questions her identity in this contemporary novel from the author of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award–winning The Rock and the River.

Ella and Z have been friends forever, both of them middle school outsiders in their Las Vegas suburb. Ella is the only black girl in her grade and gets teased for the mottled colors of her face. (Her deceased father was white.) Z is the classic “weird kid” who maintains an elaborate—and public—fantasy life, starring himself as a brave knight.

Though Z is content with his imagined world, Ella wishes for a larger group of friends, so she’s thrilled when Bailey, another black kid, arrives at their school. He’s popular and wants to befriend Ella—but to join the cool crowd, Ella would have to ditch Z. Does she stay loyal to the boy who has been her best and only friend for years, or jump at the chance to realize her dream of popularity?

Author Kekla Magoon deftly navigates the muddy waters of racial and cultural identities in this contemporary exploration of one girl’s attempt to find herself.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2011
January 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Aladdin
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
6.4
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 3-9

Customer Reviews

Doodle fashion ,

My Heart😭

The book is absolutely perfect. I read when I was in like the 5 grade and I've been searching for it ever since. It's sweet, sad, frustrating, hilarious, and infective; it teaches not to judge and not to forget those that were there for you during the bad times. I love it and learned a valuable lesson from it everyone needs to hear when they are growing up.

Reviewwriter161 ,

Love this book!

I love this book so much!

Emily k. Ponce!!!!!!!:) ,

Good but...

It is a good book but sometimes it gets boaring

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