Half a Heart by Karen McQuestionA kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal Kira-Kira and the National Book Award The Thing About Luck. And he gets it. He is incapable of stopping his stealing, hoarding, lighting fires, aggressive running, and obsession with electricity. He knows his parents love him, but he feels While his parents agonize, Jaden is more interested in the toddlers.
The Whole Story of Half a Girl
Look Inside. What greater praise than to be compared to Judy Blume! Now Sonia wonders if she ever really knew him. As she begins to look for answers, she must decide what really matters and who her true friends are—and whether her two halves, no matter how different, can make her a whole. Like Blume, Hiranandani resists simplistic, tidy solutions. Each excels in charting the fluctuating discomfort zones of adolescent identity with affectionate humor. Read An Excerpt.
Share: Share on Facebook. Add to Cart. Prejudice stemming from negative stereotypes and ignorance leads to students being harassed and teased about the clothes they wear, the food they eat, and the way they speak, which robs those targeted of the pride they should be able to express in their own ethnicity. The books in this educators guide include literature that encompasses many of the cultures students may encounter in their school, and can help students define and embrace their own culture as well as the cultures of others. These books focus on themes of acceptance, cultural pride, and a sense of heritage that must be fostered in all of our students if our schools, and ultimately our society, can hope to be productive, successful, and united. How does she determine the answer to her question? Why is she confused about her place among her family and friends?
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Fiona looks more like her father than her mother, so people always expect her to be more interested in her Chinese half than her Scottish half. Read An Excerpt. Paperback —. Add to Cart. Also by Lensey Namioka.