Dear One

Dear One

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An intriguing look at teen pregnancy from a three-time Newbery Honor winning author

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Feni is furious when she finds out that her mother has agreed to take a fifteen-year-old pregnant girl into their home until her baby is born. What kind of girl would let herself get into so much trouble? How can Feni live under the same roof as someone like that? Her worst fears are confirmed when Rebecca arrives: she is mean, bossy, and uneducated. Feni decided she will have nothing to do with her. But it's hard not to be curious about a girl so close to her own age who seems so different...
Edition: PB
ISBN: 9780142417058
014241705X

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PearlyBaker
Apr 23, 2017

I swore I was not going to cry this time and I damn near made it. Then like all of her other books a flood of lost memories poured out at the most inopportune time. I wept in public, again, for the days and roads gone forever and the fading memories of carrying my baby around in her Bjorn reading and vacuuming, the nights she still fit and fell asleep on my chest and the countless times I calmed her down swinging her in my arms and singing, "The vagabond who's rapping at your door. Is standing in the clothes that you once wore. The carpet too is moving under you. And it's all over now baby blue."

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