The House You Pass On the Way
Jacqueline Woodson (A)
List Price: $7.99 (Paperback - Biracial Teen / Friendship / Family - 2010)
A lyrical coming-of-age story from a three-time Newberry Honor winning author
Description: Thirteen-year-old Staggerlee used to be called Evangeline, but she took on a fiercer name. She's always been different--set apart by the tragic deaths of her grandparents in an anti-civil rights bombing, by her parents' interracial marriage, and by her family's retreat from the world. This summer she has a new reason to feel set apart--her confused longing for her friend Hazel. When cousin Trout comes to stay, she gives Staggerlee a first glimpse of her possible future selves and the world beyond childhood. (160 pgs) Ages 12+
Ashay says, "Staggerlee feels she is different and needs to open up about her feelings. Finally she meets a friends who helps unpack her thoughts. Teens will find, The House you Pass on the Way full self discovery and drama. A good choice and must read. Buy it today for the classroom and library."
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces