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Full Cicada Moon

Full Cicada Moon

Oleh Marilyn Hilton

Diceritakan oleh Cindy Kay


Full Cicada Moon

Oleh Marilyn Hilton

Diceritakan oleh Cindy Kay

peringkat:
4.5/5 (6 peringkat)
Panjangnya:
4 hours
Penerbit:
Dirilis:
Oct 22, 2019
ISBN:
9781541432338
Format:
Buku Audio

Deskripsi

Inside Out and Back Again meets One Crazy Summer and Brown Girl Dreaming in this novel-in-verse about fitting in and standing up for what's right.

It's 1969, and the Apollo 11 mission is getting ready to go to the moon. But for half-black, half-Japanese Mimi, moving to a predominantly white Vermont town is enough to make her feel alien. Suddenly, Mimi's appearance is all anyone notices. She struggles to fit in with her classmates, even as she fights for her right to stand out by entering science competitions and joining shop class instead of home ec. And even though teachers and neighbors balk at her mixed-race family and her refusals to conform, Mimi's dreams of becoming an astronaut never fade-no matter how many times she's told no.

This historical middle-grade novel is told in poems from Mimi's perspective over the course of one year in her new town, and shows listeners that positive change can start with just one person speaking up.

Penerbit:
Dirilis:
Oct 22, 2019
ISBN:
9781541432338
Format:
Buku Audio


Tentang penulis

Marilyn Hilton grew up in Massachusetts in a nest of family filled with a delightful abundance of cousins. From her father she learned to explore New England’s back roads, and from her mother she learned to look beyond what can be seen. She has published numerous short stories, poems, and essays as well as a nonfiction book for tween girls. Found Things is her first novel. Marilyn now makes her home in Northern California with her husband and three children, where she writes, tap dances, and finds miracles on life’s back roads.

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  • (4/5)
    Mimi moves with her mother from Berkley, CA to Vermont to join her dad who has taken a position as a college professor. Written in poetry, this novel gets to the heart of being asked about identity and race. Often it is an intrusion. Mimi is Japanese from her mother, African-America from her father and as she says all me. She is passionate about science and space. There are issues about gender equity explored too. It's a struggle at first, but Mimi finds her way along with some good friends.
  • (4/5)
    A terrific story about a multi racial girl who moves to a small town in Vermont in the 1960s. She's smart and wants to grow up to be an astronaut. The story is told in free verse which give an opportunity for lovely lyrical language and metaphors but also might make it less accessible to some kids.
  • (5/5)
    I read thus in less than 24 hours, so good.
    This is also a 2015 middle school novel and a Newbery 2016 possible in my opinion.I think the cover is just exquisite.
    Great book about acceptance and tolerance. The historical parts added so much to the story; the moon landing, Martin Luther King Jr., etc.

    This beautiful book is written In free verse. The narrator is Mimi Yoshiko Oliver revealing her seventh grade year at a new school in 1969 Vermont. Mimi's family has moved from Berkley California, where her father is a professor at a small college. Mimi’s ethnicity puzzles people: on the first day of school, a classmate asks, “What are you?” a question Mimi often hears: “I am/ half my Japanese mother,/ half my Black father,/ and all me.” Her father advises, “ ‘be kind, be respectful, and persist.’/ ‘Like raindrops on granite,’ I say,/ because we know that’s how I persist—/ drip, drip, drip/ until the granite cracks.” Mimi makes friends, excels academically, and dreams of being an astronaut; however, “I feel like I have to be/ twice as smart and funny at school/ and twice as nice and forgiving in my neighborhood.” Throughout the year, Mimi confronts obstacles; when told that girls take home economics and boys take shop, she politely and repeatedly protests this rule, eventually engaging in civil disobedience. When the school suspends her for two weeks. During her absence, her classmates organize a sit-in. All the boys go to home EC and the girls to shop.
  • (5/5)
    Loved this book!