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From New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning author Renee Watson comes a captivating and poignant coming-of-age urban novel about sisters, friends, and what it means to embrace change. Maya Younger and her identical twin sister, Nikki, have always agreed on the important things. Friends. Boys. School. They even plan to attend the same historically African American college. But nothing can always remain the same. As their Portland neighborhood goes from rough-and-tumble to up-and-coming, Maya feels her connection to Nikki and their community slipping away. Nikki spends more time at trendy coffee shops than backyard barbecues, and their new high school principal is more committed to erasing the neighborhood's ghetto reputation than honoring its history. Home doesn't feel like home anymore. As Maya struggles to hold on to her black heritage, she begins to wonder with whom--or where--she belongs. Does growing up have to mean growing apart?
|Publication date:||6th April 2017|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: siblings (Children's / Teenage), Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage),|
RENEE WATSON is the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning author of the novels Watch Us Rise (co-written with Ellen Hagan), Piecing Me Together, This Side of Home, What Momma Left Me, Betty Before X, co-written with Ilyasah Shabazz, and two picture books: Harlem's Little Blackbird and A Place Where Hurricanes Happen. Renee is the founder of I, Too, Arts Collective, a nonprofit committed to nurturing underrepresented voices in the creative arts. She lives in New York City. www.reneewatson.net @harlemportland (Instagram)More About Renee Watson