Full Cicada Moon

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Inside Out and Back Again meets One Crazy Summer and Brown Girl Dreaming in this novel-in-verse about fitting in and standing up for what’s right

It's 1969, and the Apollo 11 mission is getting ready to go to the moon. But for half-black, half-Japanese Mimi, moving to a predominantly white Vermont town is enough to make her feel alien. Suddenly, Mimi's appearance is all anyone notices. She struggles to fit in with her classmates, even as she fights for her right to stand out by entering science competitions and joining Shop Class instead of Home Ec. And even though teachers and neighbors balk at her mixed-race family and her refusals to conform, Mimi’s dreams of becoming an astronaut never fade—no matter how many times she’s told no.

This historical middle-grade novel is told in poems from Mimi's perspective over the course of one year in her new town, and shows readers that positive change can start with just one person speaking up.
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About the author

Marilyn Hilton has published numerous short stories, poems, essays, and two previous children's books. She lives with her husband and three children in Northern California.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Sep 8, 2015
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9780698191273
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 20th Century
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
Juvenile Fiction / Stories in Verse
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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