Dakar is scared. When her family left East Africa to spend a year or two in Cottonwood, North Dakota, Dakar's older sister, Jakarta, was adamant about staying behind. Now Jakarta is all by herself in Kenya...and she's missing.
It's terrible to go through life cringing, sure that at any minute a blow is going to come from somewhere. Dakar doesn't want to worry, but she can't help it. What if Jakarta was in the middle of a Nairobi bombing? What if Mom gets caught by hoodies and forced back into that place when Jakarta isn't even there to help? What if Dad decides to go off to save lives and is seized by some mysterious disease? If Dakar were able to do three really brave things, would that be enough to keep her family together?
Almost everything in Cottonwood, North Dakota, requires bravery from a girl who has grown up in Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Senegal. The possibility of a new friend, navigating a new school, and preparing for snow -- the first Dakar will ever see -- is the least of it. Jakarta is missing...when she's home and when she's not. And for Jakarta, Dakar will battle the universe.
Level 4.5, 8 Points
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|Grouping Title||jakarta missing|
|Grouping Author||kurtz jane|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-05-16 07:38:45AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-07-15 00:34:26AM|
|available_at_school||Donelson Middle, Gra-Mar Middle, Head Magnet Middle, John Early Middle, Litton Middle, Madison Middle, Stratford STEM High, Two Rivers Middle, West End Middle|
|detailed_location_school||Bellevue Middle - Teen Fiction, Donelson Middle - Teen Fiction, Gra-Mar Middle - Teen Fiction, Head Middle Magnet - Teen Fiction, John Early Middle - Teen Fiction, Litton Middle - Teen Fiction, Madison Middle - Teen Fiction, Stratford High - Teen Fiction, Two Rivers Middle - Teen Fiction, West End Middle - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||When her sister, star-athlete Jakarta, finally joins them, Dakar feels much safer and happier in Cottonwood, North Dakota, where she and their parents are living for a year, but she still longs for their home in Africa.|
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|owning_location_school||Bellevue Middle, Donelson Middle, Gra-Mar Middle, Head Magnet Middle, John Early Middle, Litton Middle, Madison Middle, Stratford STEM High, Two Rivers Middle, West End Middle|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000515785|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Greenwillow Books,|c2001.|268 p. ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Courage -- Fiction, Family life -- North Dakota -- Fiction, Homesickness -- Fiction, Moving, Household -- Fiction, North Dakota -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction, Women athletes -- Fiction|
|title_full||Jakarta missing / by Jane Kurtz|
|topic_facet||Courage, Family life, Homesickness, Moving, Household, Schools, Sisters, Women athletes|