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- DescriptionA rich and memorable story from a Coretta Scott King hor award-winning author about a teenage foster girl looking for a place to call home. Dess kws that thing good lasts. Disappointment is never far away, and that s a truth that Dess has learned to live with. Dess s mother s most recent arrest is just the latest in a long line of disappointments, but this one lands her with her baby brother s foster family. Dess doesn t exactly fit in with the Carters. They re so happy, so comfortable, so rmal, and Hope, their teenage daughter, is so hopelessly naive. Dess and Hope couldn t be more unlike each other, but Austin loves them both like sisters. Over time their differences, insurmountable at first, fall away to reveal two girls who want the same thing: to belong. Tanita S. Davis, a Coretta Scott King Hor winner, weaves a tale of two modern teenagers defying stereotypes and deciding for themselves what it means to be a family.
- Author BiographyTanita S. Davis was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Mare's War, which was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Her most recent novel, Happy Families, was praised by Kirkus Reviews as warmly drawn; a valuable conversation-starter. Tanita was a foster sister from the age of nine until she graduated from college, when her parents adopted the last two babies, and retired. A native San Franciscan, Tanita currently lives in Northern California with David Macknet and a houseful of books.
- Author(s)Tanita S Davis
- PublisherAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
- Date of Publication09/02/2016
- SubjectYoung Adult Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
- Weight408 g
- Width142 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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