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Hanson, Regina.
New York : Clarion, 2005.
IL K-3, RL 3.3
ISBN 061815972X
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This is to be Sareen's first sit-up and she is very nervous.  A sit-up is a Jamaican custom of honoring a loved one who has recently died.  Sareen's Nana has died and Sareen must stand up in front of a great many people to tell her stories.  Others go first and tell wonderful tales of Nana and her love of life.  When the time comes for Sareen to speak, she just can't.  Will she finally be able to talk?  And what tales can she tell?
SUBJECTS:     Stage fright -- Fiction.
                        Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction.
                        Grandmothers -- Fiction.
                        Storytelling -- Fiction.
                        Blacks -- Jamaica -- Fiction.
                        Jamaica -- Fiction.


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