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  • AR Level5.7
  • AR Quiz Number47661
  • AR Quiz Points8
  • AuthorNtozake Shange
  • Page Count208
  • ISBN100312541236
  • ISBN139780312541231
  • PublisherSt. Martin's Press
  • Year Published2010
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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With Astonishing Lyrical Beauty and dramatic intensity, Ntozake Shange tells the story of thirteen-year-old Betsey Brown, a "colored girl" poised between the enchanted world of childhood and the passionate promises, romantic and political, of the adult world. Set in St. Louis in 1957, the year that school integration disrupted America, Shange's story reveals the effect of racism and integration on a child and on a family. Seamlessly woven into the masterful portrait of an extended black family is the story of Betsey's adolescent awakening, the exuberant rush of first romance, the frustrating awkwardness of a girl striving to be grown, and the sobering responsibilities of approaching adulthood.

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