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Something About America

By Maria Testa

"Maria Testa uses. . . . verse to tell a poignant story about a child touched by war. . . . An excellent choice for classroom discussion." — Booklist

The thirteen-year-old from Kosova thinks of herself as a typical American schoolgirl. But for her parents, moving to Maine was just a sad necessity, a way to escape from war and find medical care for a daughter scarred up to her chin. But then a hateful event changes everything — forcing residents old and new to reexamine what it means to be an American. A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year

  • "Maria Testa uses spare verse to tell a poignant story about a child touched by war. . . . An excellent choice for classroom discussion," Booklist.
  • "Testa writes stories told in poems of surpassing beauty, fragility, and depth. . . . Riveting -- and tender," Kirkus Reviews.

About the author

Maria Testa has written several books for young readers, including the critically acclaimed verse-novels "Almost Forever" and "Becoming Joe Dimaggio". A lifelong New Englander, Maria Testa graduated from Brown University and Yale Law School, and now lives in Maine.

ISBN: 9780763634155
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2007
Dimensions: 127 x 203mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $13.99
New Zealand RRP: $15.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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