Full Cicada Moon

by Marilyn Hilton

Synopsis

Inside Out and Back Again meets One Crazy Summer and Brown Girl Dreaming in this novel-in-verse about fitting in and standing up for what's right

It's 1969, and the Apollo 11 mission is getting ready to go to the moon. But for half-black, half-Japanese Mimi, moving to a predominantly white Vermont town is enough to make her feel alien. Suddenly, Mimi's appearance is all anyone notices. She struggles to fit in with her classmates, even as she fights for her right to stand out by entering science competitions and joining Shop Class instead of Home Ec. And even though teachers and neighbors balk at her mixed-race family and her refusals to conform, Mimi's dreams of becoming an astronaut never fade--no matter how many times she's told no.

This historical middle-grade novel is told in poems from Mimi's perspective over the course of one year in her new town, and shows readers that positive change can start with just one person speaking up.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2015
ISBN-13 9780525428756
ISBN-10 0525428755
Class Copyright
Publisher Penguin Young Readers Group
Subject Fiction;Juvenile Fiction
File Size 62 MB
Number of Pages 400
Shelf No. KY286
Grade Range 3 - 7
Ages 8 - 12
Lexile 790L