From The Notebooks Of Melanin Sun

Paperback | July 8, 2010

byJacqueline Woodson

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Three-time Newbery Honor author Jacqualine Woodson explores race and sexuality through the eyes of a compelling narrator

Melanin Sun has a lot to say. But sometimes it's hard to speak his mind, so he fills up notebooks with his thoughts instead. He writes about his mom a lot--they're about as close as they can be, because they have no other family. So when she suddenly tells him she's gay, his world is turned upside down. And if that weren't hard enough for him to accept, her girlfriend is white. Melanin Sun is angry and scared. How can his mom do this to him--is this the end of their closeness? What will his friends think? And can he let her girlfriend be part of their family?

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Three-time Newbery Honor author Jacqualine Woodson explores race and sexuality through the eyes of a compelling narratorMelanin Sun has a lot to say. But sometimes it's hard to speak his mind, so he fills up notebooks with his thoughts instead. He writes about his mom a lot--they're about as close as they can be, because they have no o...

Born on February 12th in Columbus, Ohio, Jacqueline Woodson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York and graduated from college with a B.A. in English. She now writes full-time and has recently received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. Her other awards include a Ne...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.31 × 5.5 × 0.41 inPublished:July 8, 2010Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014241641X

ISBN - 13:9780142416419

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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"Woodson's perceptively wrought novel imaginatively tackles such weighty issues as racism and sexuality. Offering no easy answers, Woodson teaches the reader that love can lead to acceptance of all manner of differences." - Publishers Weekly