Monday, March 12, 2012

When the Black Girl Sings

When the Black Girl SingsWhen the Black Girl Sings by Bil Wright

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a good story, very accurate in the depiction of 8th grade girls and the angst that they deal with in school and with other girls. More importantly, this story is the tale of a young black girl who has been adopted by a white couple. It is a coming of age story, as Lahni begins to discover who she really is, with the help of some terrific adults who come through for her as she deals with her feelings. Does she really have a good voice, and can she win the singing competition?

It is not a difficult read, and I can't wait to get the feedback from some of the girls in my school.

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