Mosquitoes Don't Bite Me
Mosquitoes Don't Bite Me
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Mosquitoes Don't Bite Me

Written by Pendred Noyce
Published by Tumblehome Learning, Inc.
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Mosquitoes don’t bite Nala Simiyu. It’s part of who she is, like being a half-Kenyan seventh-grader whose mother is in a wheelchair. But when a schoolmate’s father–who happens to head up a large drug company–learns of Nala’s special power, the excitement begins. Nala has the chance to travel to Kenya to investigate mosquitoes’ reactions to her father’s family. All goes well until a man heartbroken by his daughter’s death from malaria kidnaps Nala. In the midst of a realistic adventure story, this book will introduce young readers to such dilemmas as health disparities, subtle racism, and who owns biological information. Brave, fallible, compassionate and spirited, Nala is a strongly relatable character in a loving, imperfect family.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781943431373
    Publication Date
    September 1, 2018
    Page Count
    200
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    194343137X
    Lexile® Level
    780L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~S
    ATOS® Book Level
    5.2
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    7
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    193053
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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