Full Cicada Moon

Full Cicada Moon

eBook - 2015
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Inside Out and Back Again meets One Crazy Summer and Brown Girl Dreaming in this novel-in-verse about fitting in and standing up for what's rightIt'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 is enough to make her feel alien. 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.This historical middle-grade novel is told in poems from Mimi's perspective over the course of one year in her new town, and shows readers that positive change can start with just one person speaking...
Publisher: 2015.
ISBN: 9780698191273
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource ( pages)
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Sep 29, 2016

In 1969, as the world waits for the Americans to walk on the moon for the first time, a science-loving girl named Mimi moves to a small Vermont town where she worries she won’t find any friends. As if being the new kid isn’t enough, Mimi’s Japanese-African American heritage makes her stand out almost as much as her determination to join the boys in the woodworking class. Mimi and her family are also recipients of their new neighbours' and classmates' racist attitudes. Told in verse, Mimi’s story explores the intricacies of family and friendship and what it means to help someone else stand up for what they believe in.

Jan 09, 2016

I absolutely loved this book. It made you think in a new way and it taught us at the same time.

Nov 10, 2015

A story in verse that presents the challenges of being mixed race in 1969. The verse flows easily and, although I thought events were predictable, it is a story that will appeal to tweens.

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Jul 04, 2016

indigo_bird_270 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 14

Jan 08, 2016

green_dog_8304 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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Jun 22, 2016

This year
I reached for the stars.
One day
I'll touch the moon.


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