Full Cicada Moon

Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Marilyn Hilton
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
Dial Books
ISBN:
978-0525428756
Year:
Gender & Sexism
People, Identity & Culture

It's 1969, and the Apollo 11 mission is getting ready to go to the moon. But for half-black, half-Japanese Mimi, moving to a predominantly white Vermont town makes her feel out of place. Suddenly, Mimi's appearance is all anyone notices. She struggles to fit in with her classmates, even as she fights for her right to stand out by entering science competitions and joining Shop Class instead of Home Ec. And even though teachers and neighbors balk at her mixed-race family and her refusals to conform, Mimi’s dreams of becoming an astronaut never fade—no matter how many times she’s told no.

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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

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When a tornado rips through town, Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

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