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Mariama J. Lockington

Autor(a) de For Black Girls Like Me

4+ Works 286 Membros 10 Críticas

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Includes the name: Mariama Lockington

Obras por Mariama J. Lockington

For Black Girls Like Me (2019) 174 exemplares
In the Key of Us (2022) 70 exemplares
Forever Is Now (2023) 39 exemplares
The Lucky Daughter (2017) 3 exemplares

Associated Works

This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us (2021) — Contribuidor — 137 exemplares
When We Become Ours: A YA Adoptee Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
female

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Two tween black girls from different backgrounds meet at a prestigious music summer camp and fall in love.

Sweet and soft, but not a lot of substance. Perfect, though, I think, for its intended demographic: middle graders.
 
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electrascaife | 2 outras críticas | May 5, 2024 |
Gr 5–8—Andi and Zora, two of the only Black kids at music camp in Northern Michigan, are frequently thrown
together by students and staff who ignorantly assume that they will connect. They begin to develop a real friendship,
and maybe more. This coming-of-age story navigates sensitive topics like body image, mental health, racism, and
grief with a gentle hand.
 
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BackstoryBooks | 2 outras críticas | Apr 1, 2024 |
Keda is struggling with her identity as a Black adoptee of a white family, in a new place, while her mother's mental health is spiraling out of control. There's a lot going on, but I found it hard to put down -- Keda is such a bright, emerging spark of a girl: shy, but willing to stick up for herself. Often feeling like an outsider, but finding comfort in the pieces of Black culture that are available to her. It's a powerful book. I had an ebook version and I can't tell if the whole thing is meant to be in verse, but in any case, the verse sections weave well into the whole.… (mais)
 
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jennybeast | 6 outras críticas | Apr 14, 2022 |
Sweet, sad, and hopeful. Andi is dealing with the grief of losing a parent while trying to fit into a new family dynamic, Zora is struggling with self-harm and high, mismatched parental expectations, and both are working hard to understand their creative needs and to express themselves artistically, as one of a very few Black kids attending a prestigious music camp. This is just a small number of the many pretty heavy topics covered in this book, but all the issues in the novel appear and are covered organically and with love and care, and at a level totally accessible to middle grade readers.… (mais)
 
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bibliovermis | 2 outras críticas | Feb 3, 2022 |

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Obras
4
Also by
2
Membros
286
Popularidade
#81,618
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
10
ISBN
17

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