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Mariama J. Lockington

Autor/a de For Black Girls Like Me

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Obres de Mariama J. Lockington

For Black Girls Like Me (2019) 174 exemplars
In the Key of Us (2022) 68 exemplars
Forever Is Now (2023) 36 exemplars
The Lucky Daughter (2017) 3 exemplars

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This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us (2021) — Col·laborador — 134 exemplars
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Gr 5–8—Andi and Zora, two of the only Black kids at music camp in Northern Michigan, are frequently thrown
together by students and staff who ignorantly assume that they will connect. They begin to develop a real friendship,
and maybe more. This coming-of-age story navigates sensitive topics like body image, mental health, racism, and
grief with a gentle hand.
BackstoryBooks | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Apr 1, 2024 |
Keda is struggling with her identity as a Black adoptee of a white family, in a new place, while her mother's mental health is spiraling out of control. There's a lot going on, but I found it hard to put down -- Keda is such a bright, emerging spark of a girl: shy, but willing to stick up for herself. Often feeling like an outsider, but finding comfort in the pieces of Black culture that are available to her. It's a powerful book. I had an ebook version and I can't tell if the whole thing is meant to be in verse, but in any case, the verse sections weave well into the whole.… (més)
jennybeast | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Apr 14, 2022 |
Sweet, sad, and hopeful. Andi is dealing with the grief of losing a parent while trying to fit into a new family dynamic, Zora is struggling with self-harm and high, mismatched parental expectations, and both are working hard to understand their creative needs and to express themselves artistically, as one of a very few Black kids attending a prestigious music camp. This is just a small number of the many pretty heavy topics covered in this book, but all the issues in the novel appear and are covered organically and with love and care, and at a level totally accessible to middle grade readers.… (més)
bibliovermis | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Feb 3, 2022 |
This book highlights the very real issue of racism that can traumatize young children who feel that they are different in a bad way. Makeda, our main character, gives us a glimpse into the life of an adopted black girl living with a white family. And though her family loves her, she faces many challenges simply because of the color of her skin. I would have my students read this in social studies, so they could learn the effects of racism and why it is important to fight it.
emwalker97 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Nov 21, 2020 |



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