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Lewis, E. B.  
New York : HarperCollins, 2005
IL 3-6, RL 1.9
ISBN 0688172911
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The story is told in a series of rhyming poems.  A young girl, Zuri, overcomes her fear of starting a new school through the guidance of her best friend, Danitra. They are already friends when school starts and they share many experiences together over the course of the school year. Danitra is silly, unique, and outgoing. Those are all things that Zuri isn't and together they make a good team.The theme of this book is about friendship. Specifically it is about two friends who know each other from school and help each other with different life situations. The rhyming style used in this book is ballad style, with some free verse mixed in. The author does a good job of telling a story using poetry. I really liked this book. I liked the way it incorporated real life problems into a book children can easily relate to. (Esther Paddock,, college student)
SUBJECTS:     Schools -- Fiction.
                        Best friends -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Stories in rhyme.

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