From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

By Jacqueline Woodson
Three-time Newbery Honor author Jacqualine Woodson explores race and sexuality through the eyes of a compelling narrator
Melanin Sun has a lot to say. But sometimes it's hard to speak his mind, so he fills up notebooks with his thoughts instead. He writes about his mom a lot--they're about as close as they can be, because they have no other family. So when she suddenly tells him she's gay, his world is turned upside down. And if that weren't hard enough for him to accept, her girlfriend is white. Melanin Sun is angry and scared. How can his mom do this to him--is this the end of their closeness? What will his friends think? And can he let her girlfriend be part of their family?

?Woodson's perceptively wrought novel imaginatively tackles such weighty issues as racism and sexuality. Offering no easy answers, Woodson teaches the reader that love can lead to acceptance of all manner of differences. "Publishers Weekly"


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ISBN: 9780142416419

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Publisher Puffin Books
Publish date 07/08/2010
Pages 131
ISBN-13 9780142416419
ISBN-10 014241641X
Language English

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