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  • 7 of 9 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Union County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Cook Memorial Library - La Grande .

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Summary:

All Amara wants for her birthday is to visit her father's family in New York City--Harlem, to be exact. She can't wait to finally meet her Grandpa Earl and cousins in person, and to stay in the brownstone where her father grew up. Maybe this will help her understand her family--and herself--in new way. But New York City is not exactly what Amara thought it would be. It's crowded, with confusing subways, suffocating sidewalks, and her father is too busy with work to spend time with her and too angry to spend time with Grandpa Earl. As she explores, asks questions, and learns more and more about Harlem and about her father and his family history, she realizes how, in some ways more than others, she connects with him, her home, and her family. and she discovers even more about herself. -- from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande J Watson, R (Text) 35178001843815 OBOB Display Book Branch_Only_3months 05/13/2021 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande J Watson, R (Text) 35178001843872 OBOB Display Book Branch_Only_3months 05/13/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681191102
  • Physical Description: 194 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Oregon Battle of the Books, 2021-2022, Grades 3-5.
Includes The Suitcase Project: Interview questions, writing prompts, items to include in your suitcase, Renée's personal top ten lists [Top ten places to visit in Oregon, Top ten places to visit in New York City] ; preview of Renée Watson's WAYS TO MAKE "SUNSHINE"
Citation/References Note:
School Library Journal starred, August 2019
Library Media Connection starred, November 2019
Booklist, July 2019
New York Times, September 2019
Horn Book, September 2019
Bulletin (Center for Children's Books), September 2019
Kirkus Review, June 2019
Summary, etc.:
All Amara wants for her birthday is to visit her father's family in New York City--Harlem, to be exact. She can't wait to finally meet her Grandpa Earl and cousins in person, and to stay in the brownstone where her father grew up. Maybe this will help her understand her family--and herself--in new way. But New York City is not exactly what Amara thought it would be. It's crowded, with confusing subways, suffocating sidewalks, and her father is too busy with work to spend time with her and too angry to spend time with Grandpa Earl. As she explores, asks questions, and learns more and more about Harlem and about her father and his family history, she realizes how, in some ways more than others, she connects with him, her home, and her family. and she discovers even more about herself. -- from back cover.
Target Audience Note:
4.6.
5-8 Follett School Solutions.
Subject: Families > New York (State) > New York > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > New York (State) > New York > Juvenile fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Juvenile fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Juvenile fiction.
Family life > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
African Americans > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.

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