For Black Girls Like Me

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For Black Girls Like Me

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September 2019

ISBN: 9780374308049

Makeda June Kirkland is eleven-years-old, adopted, and black. Her parents and big sister are white, and even though she loves her family very much, Makeda often feels left out. When Makeda's family moves from Maryland to New Mexico, she leaves behind her best friend, Lena—the only other adopted black girl she knows—for a new life. In New Mexico, everything is different. At home, Makeda’s sister is too cool to hang out with her anymore and at school, she can’t seem to find one true friend.
 
Through it all, Makeda can’t help wondering: What would it feel like to grow up with a family that looks like me?
 
Through singing, dreaming, and writing secret messages back and forth with Lena, Makeda might just carve a small place for herself in the world.

 
  • ISBN: 9780374308049
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Page Count: 336
    Trim Size: 8 1/4" x 5 1/3"
    Genre: Fic
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