June 9, 2011

Face Relations

edited by Marilyn Singer

Eleven stories in which characters question prevailing attitudes about race and appearances. There's Noelle, who dares to expose the mistreatment of Haitian students at her school (Snow by Sherri Winston), Sami, a Palestinian struggling with guilt over 9/11 (Hum by Naomi Shihab Nye), DeMaris, who can't understand why a white girl can't sit at the black kids' table (Epiphany by Ellen Wittlinger), and Bianca, who, like Jemma, is in love with the wrong boy (Hearing Flower by M.E. Kerr and Gold by Marina Budhos).  

Their stories are troubled, funny, sad, or fierce, but all are very hopeful.

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