Elizabeth's Wish

Elizabeth's Wish

by Deborah Chocolate, Debbi Chocolate
     
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-NEATE is a club of African American middle schoolers. In this second series entry, eighth grader Elizabeth is preparing to enter a citywide music competition. There are enough plot elements here to make several books. The contest gets top billing, but other members of NEATE create barely connected threads. A biracial girl deals with prejudice from whites and blacks while another of the adolescents is concerned about a Vietnamese refugee shelter facing closure. There is a father/son conflict, a rap v. heavy-metal debate, and more. There is not enough room in such a slim volume to develop so many stories in sufficient depth. On the positive side, the NEATE members do exhibit a degree of individuality beyond what might be expected of series' characters. The dialogue is natural, with lots of rap quotations, and while the plot resolutions are rather pat, they are emotionally satisfying.-Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785739869
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Series:
Neate Ser.
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
4.96(w) x 7.66(h) x 0.59(d)

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