Danitra Brown Leaves Town

Danitra Brown Leaves Town

Book - 2002
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It's summer vacation, but Zuri Jackson isn't happy. What will she do all summer long in the city when her best friend, Danitra. Brown, the most splendiferous girl in town, is off to visit her family in the country? Write, of course! Through a series of letters, these two friends share with readers what childhood summers are made of. fireflies, Fourth of July, skies like a thick overcoat buttoned up with stars, family reunions, block parties, handball games...and coming back home, where true friendship always remains. We met these two unforgettable best friends in the Coretta Scott King Honor Book Meet Danitra Brown. Now Nikki Grimes brings Danitra and Zuri back, in thirteen more spirited poems matched with Floyd Cooper's exuberant paintings.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2002.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780688131555
Branch Call Number: j PO GRIMES N
Characteristics: 1v. (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cooper, Floyd


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Jan 12, 2015

Zuri Jackson is NOT happy with her friend Danitra, who is leaving town for the whole summer! Told in a series of letters, both girls create a meaningful summer vacation even while separated. Quiet and warm. I just pulled this off the shelf randomly, and I'm so glad we read it. Such a good exploration of friendship and how strong connections do survive temporary distance, and even hurt feelings.


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