This side of home
From Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson comes a captivating and poignant coming-of-age urban novel about sisters, friends, and what it means to embrace change.
Maya Younger and her identical twin sister, Nikki, have always agreed on the important things. Friends. Boys. School. They even plan to attend the same historically African American college. But nothing can always remain the same.
As their Portland neighborhood goes from rough-and-tumble to up-and-coming, Maya feels her connection to Nikki and their community slipping away. Nikki spends more time at trendy coffee shops than backyard barbecues, and their new high school principal is more committed to erasing the neighborhood's "ghetto" reputation than honoring its history. Home doesn't feel like home anymore. As Maya struggles to hold on to her black heritage, she begins to wonder with whom--or where--she belongs. Does growing up have to mean growing apart?
Level 4.4, 8 Points
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|Last Update||2018-05-19 23:33:41PM|
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|display_description||Twins Nikki and Maya Younger always agreed on most things, but as they head into their senior year they react differently to the gentrification of their Portland, Oregon, neighborhood and the new--white--family that moves in after their best friend and her mother are evicted.|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000708878|Book|Books||English|Bloomsbury,|2017.|326 pages ; 20 cm, overdrive:3e96db84-ecbb-4edf-9d6b-624b992eddb7|eBook|eBook||English|Bloomsbury Publishing|2015||
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|title_display||This side of home|
|title_full||This Side of Home, This side of home / Renée Watson|
|title_short||This side of home|
|topic_facet||African American Fiction, Sisters, Twins, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature|