Pieces of why

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From the award winning author of Fat Kid Rules the World and The Liberation of Gabriel King comes a lyrical, middle grade gem that asks all the hard questions and hits all the right notes--perfect for fans of Cynthia Rylant and Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Tia lives with her mom in a high-risk neighborhood in New Orleans and loves singing gospel in the Rainbow Choir with Keisha, her boisterous and assertive best friend. Tia's dream is to change the world with her voice; and by all accounts, she might be talented enough. But when a shooting happens in her neighborhood and she learns the truth about the crime that sent her father to prison years ago, Tia finds she can't sing anymore. The loss prompts her to start asking the people in her community hard questions--questions everyone has always been too afraid to ask.

Full of humanity, Pieces of Why is a timely story that addresses grief, healing, and forgiveness, told through the eyes of a gifted girl who hears rhythm and song everywhere in her life.

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ISBN:
9780803734746
9781101917510
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.9, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
790L
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subject_facet Children of prisoners -- Juvenile fiction, Children's choirs -- Juvenile fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction, Gospel singers -- Juvenile fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction, New Orleans (La.) -- Juvenile fiction, Traumatic neuroses -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Pieces of why
title_full Pieces of Why, Pieces of why / by K.L. Going
title_short Pieces of why
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topic_facet Children of prisoners, Children's choirs, Fathers and daughters, Gospel singers, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Mothers and daughters, Traumatic neuroses