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From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun. by Jacqueline Woodson - First Ed; First Printing indicated.   - 1995. - from Black Cat Hill Books (SKU: 40467)

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun.

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun. by Jacqueline Woodson - First Ed; First Printing indicated.   - 1995. - from Black Cat Hill Books (SKU: 40467)
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From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun.

by Jacqueline Woodson

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0590458809
ISBN 13
9780590458801
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New York, NY Scholastic Inc: Blue Sky Press, 1995. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Small yellowed price sticker discoloration at front end paper otherwise ook shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ price unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 141pp. Hardback with DJ. For as long as thirteen-year-old Melanin Sun can remember, it's been just him and his mom. His father walked off before he was born. His mother never dated much. Usually after just two or three dates with a man she'd lose interest. Melanin Sun was happy with his life and family situation...until his mom discovered the pretty white lawyer named Kristin. Melanin Sun was horrified. His mother! His very own mother was a dyke! Did this mean Melanin Sun would grow up gay? Kissing Angie from down the street gave him a rush of butterflies in his stomach, but still. What if his friends found out? He'd be the laughingstock of his block. Through diary exerpts and straightforward narrative, Melanin Sun bears his soul to the reader with painful clarity. Angry and confused about sex and love and racial issues, he tried to punish his mother by shutting her out of his life and refusing to even talk to Kristin. When his friends found out, one of them did indeed make fun of his mother and it became clear that they would not be friends anymore. However Melanin Sun's other friend accepted the situation, so things were not as bad as he originally thought. Over the course of summer, Melanin Sun had to confront many issues he had about racism, sexuality, and tolerance. Shortly before school started he finally began to accept his mother's new lifestyle by accompanying her to the beach with her lover. The winner of the Coretta Scott King award, From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun is a very readable book that treats heavy issues in a gentle way.

Synopsis

Three-time Newbery Honor author Jacqualine Woodson explores race and sexuality through the eyes of a compelling narrator Melanin Sun has a lot to say. But sometimes it's hard to speak his mind, so he fills up notebooks with his thoughts instead. He writes about his mom a lot--they're about as close as they can be, because they have no other family. So when she suddenly tells him she's gay, his world is turned upside down. And if that weren't hard enough for him to accept, her girlfriend is white. Melanin Sun is angry and scared. How can his mom do this to him--is this the end of their closeness? What will his friends think? And can he let her girlfriend be part of their family?

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Black Cat Hill Books US (US)
Seller Inventory #
40467
Title
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun.
Author
Jacqueline Woodson
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Ed; First Printing indicated.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0590458809
ISBN 13
9780590458801
Publisher
Scholastic Inc: Blue Sky Press,
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Date published
1995.
Bookseller catalogs
Young Adult Fiction; Juvenile; Juvenile Fiction; African-American;

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