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Planet Middle School

by Grimes, Nikki,

Format: Kindle Book 2011 2011
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A series of poems describes all the baffling changes at home and at school in twelve-year-old Joylin's transition from tomboy basketball player to not-quite-girly girl.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The title of this slim novel (written in free-verse poems) could have been Planet Puberty. Each entry captures universal moments of confusion, anger, guilt, and fun through the viewpoint of 12-year-old African American Joy as things change with her friends, family, and body. She gets her period, tries to hide the growth on her chest, and notices cute guys, especially her classmate Santiago, who doesn't seem to notice her, except when she trips and falls down in her new heels and short skirt. At home, Dad is proud when she makes the basketball team, and after he rejects her brother, Caden, for being into art instead of sports, it takes Joy a while to realize that her message to Caden is for herself, too: Stop trying to be someone you're not. The core of the story is her awkward relationships with her longtime best friends, especially Jake: suddenly things are not as relaxed as they were, and she behaves badly. This will spark discussion in the middle-school classroom.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Novels in verse
Coming of age Fiction
Basketball Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Middle schools Fiction
Schools Fiction
Family life Fiction
Basketball stories
Friendship Juvenile fiction
Middle schools Juvenile fiction
Schools Juvenile fiction
Families Juvenile fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Bloomsbury Publishing2011
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Format: Kindle Book
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781599907277
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