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For Black Girls Like Me

Written by Mariama J. Lockington

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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I am a girl but most days I feel like a question mark. Makeda June Kirkland is eleven-years-old, adopted, and black. Her parents and big sister are white, and even though she loves her family very much, Makeda often feels left out. When Makeda's family moves from Maryland to New Mexico, she leaves behind her best friend, Lena- the only other adopted black girl she knows- for a new life. In New Mexico, everything is different. At home, Makeda's sister is too cool to hang out with her anymore and at school, she can't seem to find one true friend. Through it all, Makeda can't help wondering: What would it feel like to grow up with a family that looks like me? Through singing, dreaming, and writing secret messages back and forth with Lena, Makeda might just carve a small place for herself in the world.

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  • Age Range: 8-12
  • Pages: 176
  • Book Type: chapter
  • Publication Date: July 30, 2019
  • ISBN: 0374308047
  • ISBN 13: 978-0374308049
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