Kate Johnson was starting junior high with feelings of excitement and trepidation. But she quickly learned that an intelligent, overweight Black girl did not fit the criteria for being one of the popular kids. Thinking that changing herself would make her popular, Kate tried dieting and dummying down. In the end, she returned to doing the things she did best, and found her own happiness and success.
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A Girl's Worth based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
When I was growing up during those awkward teenage years, the only book that came close to addressing the subject of adolescents and growing pains was the Nancy Drew series. Now, there is Kate Johnson, who is going through the passage of time and with it comes the uniqueness of being black in America, trying to reach those dreams while not alienating herself from popularity. A GIRL's WORTH is way overdue and is a MUST READ for every teenager (and parents alike)no matter their color nor nationality. The author supersedes that critera by presenting current issues faced by our young people in an uncertain world. Kudos. When will the next book be published? My daughter, age 12, wanted me to ask. Please keep them coming.