Planet Middle School

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September 2011



For twelve years, Joylin Johnson's life has been just fine, thank you very much. A competitive game of basketball with the boys was all it took to put a smile on her face. Baggy jeans, tee shirt, and hair in a ponytail worked great seven days a week. Then, overnight, everything seemed to turn upside down at once. As if the changes to her body weren't bad enough, all the neighborhood "boys" turned into "guys" when she wasn't looking. Who is she to be trying on dresses and batting her eyes to get attention? And why is Joylin powerless to make herself stop?
Between the pratfalls and the heartbreak, Joylin's journey from tomboy to young girl is beautifully told in poems that are alternatively funny, heartbreaking, and insightful. At its close, readers will remember the timeless truth at the center of Joylin's story: the most important kind of love is the love you have for yourself.


Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include ALA Notable book, What is Goodbye?, the novels Jazmin's Notebook, Dark Sons, and The Road to Paris (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books). Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California.


Praise for Nikki's latest book for teen readers, A Girl Named Mister:
"Mister is exceptionally well characterized...The language is intimate and immediate." -Kirkus Reviews
Praise for A Girl Named Paris:
*"In clear, short chapters, Grimes tells a beautiful story of family, friendship and faith from the viewpoint of a child in search of a home..."--Booklist, Starred Review
Praise for Jazmin's Notebook: *"With exuberance, passion perception and wit, 14-year old Jazmin Shelby fills her notebook with glimpses of her life, neighborhood, family and dreams...inspiring and heartwarming." --School Library Journal, starred review
EAN: 9781599907277
Untertitel: ebook Ausgabe. Empfohlen ab 8 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2011
Seitenanzahl: 160 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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