Love, Love

Love, Love

by Victoria Chang

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Overview

In this beautiful novel in verse, a Chinese-American girl contends with school bullies, tries to solve the mystery of her sister's strange illness, and finds strength and validation at the local tennis court.

Frances Chin, a 10-year old Chinese-American girl, lives in the suburbs of Detroit with her immigrant parents and older sister, Clara. At school Frances copes with bullies and the loneliness that comes with not quite fitting in. At home, she feels a different kind of aloneness. Her parents are preoccupied with work and worry about Clara, whose hair is inexplicably falling out. But, with the help of her friend Annie, Frances is determined to play Nancy Drew and solve the mystery of Clara’s condition. She also faces the everyday challenges and unexpected thrills of being a tween, especially when she receives encouragement from a tennis coach. Although she struggles to speak up, Frances’s powerful inner voice resonates in gorgeous imagery and evocative free verse.

"Love and more love to Victoria Chang for her lyrical and gentle prose poems that, in excavating a deep secret, usher readers beyond shame and into the warmth of understanding." —Thanhhà Lại, New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Inside Out & Back Again, and most recently Butterfly Yellow

 


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454938323
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Publication date: 06/23/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 701,438
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: NP (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Victoria Chang was born in Detroit and grew up in West Bloomfield, MI. Her works of poetry have earned such honors as a PEN Center Literary Award, a California Book Award, and a Pushcart Prize. In addition to writing, Victoria teaches in Antioch University’s MFA program. She lives in Southern CA with her family.

Table of Contents

1 Missing

See

The Disappearing Wig

The Chins

Winters

Books

The Secret in The Secret of the Old Clock

No One

Wig Shop

Pin by Pin

The Missing Wig

Stories

My Mom's Car

Talk

Neighbors

The Birds

Sally Levin

Tennis

Jogging

A Good Plan

Bathroom Break

The Wig

No Wig

2 The beginning of something

Annie

Tennis

Mystery

A Stranger

The Hill

Focus

Hair Dream #1

Clue Collecting

Bushes

Wet Wig

School

Double

Dance

Searching

Maybe

Happy

Nothing

Hair Dream #2

Chinese School

From

Dragon Inn

The Apartments

New Idea

Deadline

Light

Money

Deflated

3 Maybe

New Plan

Fix It

Hair Dream #3

Haircuts

Hair Dream #4

A Conversation

My Family

Hair Dream #5

The Doctors

Hair Dream #6

Doctors' Offices

Hair Dream #7

Bare

Fingers

Hair Dream #8

Brown Packages

Maybe

4 Face

Bubble

Watching

Three Theories

Experiments

Library

Research

Illnesses

Laughing

Something

Sleuth

The Diary

Open It

Open

5 I am here

The Wig Store

The Car

Hair Dream #9

The Missing Wig

Josh and Steve

Egg Rolls

Tennis Tournament

The New Wig

The Tournament

Here

The Win

Letters

Hands

Hair Dream #10

Never Again

Secrets

Author's Note

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