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Cover for FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF MELANIN SUN by Jacqueline Woodson

Cover for FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF MELANIN SUN by Jacqueline Woodson

BOOK JACKET BLURB: “I’m in love with Kristen.” It only took five words. Five words that fell from his mother’s mouth like ten-ton bricks. Five words that would change his feelings about everything and everyone he’s ever known. Now Melanin Sun has a decision to make: Should he stand by his mother even though it could mean losing his friends? Or should he abandon the only family he’s ever known? Either way, Melanin Sun is about to learn the true meaning of sacrifice, prejudice, and love…

Published by Scholastic, 1997, $5.99
160 pages
Release date: October 1, 1997
ISBN:  9780590458818
Agent: Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency

AWARDS:

2006 Margaret A. Edwards Award

1996 Best Books for Young Adults (YALSA/ALA)

1996 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book (ALA)

REVIEWS:

Publishers Weekly, February 1, 2003

Kirkus, May 15, 1995

Archived Reviews (Posted by The New York Public Library)

FOR THE CLASSROOM:

Scholastic Discussion Guide

AUTHOR’S WEB PRESENCE:

Author’s Website: http://www.jacquelinewoodson.com/

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqueline_Woodson

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackieWoodson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeneathAMethMoon

Penguin Features: http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/yr/features/woodson/index.html

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