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It is a summer that will change everything . . . .NaTasha has a wonderful life in affluent Park Adams. She fits in, she has friends, and she's a member of the all-white ballet troupe. Being nearly the only African American in her school doesn't bother NaTasha. But it bothers Tilly, NaTasha's spitfire grandmother from Harlem, who decides NaTasha needs to get back to her roots or her granddaughter is in danger of losing herself completely. Tilly whisks NaTasha away to a world where all of a sudden nothing in NaTasha's life makes any sense: Harlem and Comfort Zone in the Bronx, a crisis center where (cont'd)
|12 - 18 Years
About the Author
Ebony Joy Wilkins, Ph.D. is an English professor and writer. She is the author of Claudette Colvin Refuses to Move and Katherine Johnson. Her education research centers on African American children's literature and written responses. Her stories aim to highlight marginalized voices. When she isn't writing or teaching, she spends her free time playing tennis, practicing yoga, traveling, and visiting with friends and family. She currently resides in Chicago.