FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When Margaret's best friend Maizon returns from boarding school and joins her in the eighth grade, they try to resume their friendship while dealing with personal problems and watching their Brooklyn neighborhood undergo changes.
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Born on February 12th in Columbus, Ohio, Jacqueline Woodson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York and graduated from college with a B.A. in English. She now writes full-time and has recently received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. Her other awards include a Newbery Honor, two Coretta Scott King awards, two National Book Award finalists, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Although she spends most of her time writing, Woodson also enjoys reading the works of emerging writers and encouraging young people to write, spending time with her friends and her family, and sewing. Jacqueline Woodson currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-8-The story of friends Margaret and Maizon, two African-American 12-year-olds living in Brooklyn, continues in this book. Last Summer with Maizon (Doubleday, 1990) revolved around Margaret. Maizon at Blue Hill (Delacorte, 1992) focused on Maizon during her brief stay on scholarship at an exclusive boarding school. This third book gives equal time to both characters. Maizon's part of the story is about her new relationships-with a white girl who has moved to the neighborhood, and with her father, who has suddenly reappeared after a 12-year absence. Margaret is still hurting from the death of her father. She's worried about her changing body, and has resorted to fad diets and forced vomiting. In the end, their friendship is strengthened, Maizon has accepted her dad, and Margaret has accepted her body. The mood is one of familial warmth and growing friendships, but the characters are a bit flat. The plot is too thin to sustain interest, and the conflicts are tied up a little too neatly. Readers who enjoyed the first two books might want to complete the trilogy with this one, but it's doubtful that it will create any new fans for these two girls.
Marilyn Long Graham, Lee County Library System, Fort Myers,
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Descripción Bt Bound, 1999. Estado de conservación: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP88149827