Nikki and Deja: Birthday Blues [NOOK Book]

Overview

The second book about Nikki and Deja, two African American third-grade girls who are best friends.

Deja's birthday is coming up, and she's been talking about it for weeks. But just before the big day, Auntie Dee gets called away on a business trip and Deja must stay with an elderly neighbor . . . who cooks turnips for dinner and doesn't even have a color TV! Worse, the machinations of spoiled Antonia, Deja's new nemesis, threaten to ruin Deja's birthday party plans. Like the ...

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Overview

The second book about Nikki and Deja, two African American third-grade girls who are best friends.

Deja's birthday is coming up, and she's been talking about it for weeks. But just before the big day, Auntie Dee gets called away on a business trip and Deja must stay with an elderly neighbor . . . who cooks turnips for dinner and doesn't even have a color TV! Worse, the machinations of spoiled Antonia, Deja's new nemesis, threaten to ruin Deja's birthday party plans. Like the first book, this story captures with subtlety and humor all the small betrayals and triumphs of young girls' relationships. Readers will get a wider view of the girls' diverse urban neighborhood, and will recognize themselves and their classmates in the colorful, deftly drawn school scenes. A more serious theme is also introduced (with a light touch) in a subplot concerning Deja's absent father.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547488769
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/18/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 861,430
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Karen English is the author of several books for young readers, including the novel FRANCIE (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), which received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award. Her previous book for Clarion, Hot Day on Abbott Avenue, was named an ALA Notable Children's Book and was praised by the Jane Addams Peace Association for its "nuanced portrait of the inner workings of young girls' relationships." She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Laura Freeman has illustrated several books for young readers. Her artwork has also appeared in publications such as the The New York Times and New York magazine. Laura grew up in New York City, and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two children. To learn more, please visit www.lfreemanart.com.

Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author and a retired elementary school teacher. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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    Posted January 22, 2013

    Goldenfeather

    She yawns and sits down. (Nook got taken away)
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    To my clan: Im awefully sorry i wasnt here. I was grounded because I got a bad grade. (I usualy make A's.) For now, temporarily, clan will b at Jayclan any result. Its our first site, and Silversky may u plz look for a new camp? Thanx~Puddlestar

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