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Wersba, Barbara
New York : Harper & Row, 1976.
J.F. McAllister is a tomboy who offends a girls' school in New York City. Her mom sets her up with a psychiatrist who is a slob, her best friend gives her a harmonica when she usually gives great presents, her poetry teacher is a man whom she starts out hating and ends up falling in love with. Through it all, her neighbor introduces her to a movie director who thinks her unconventional style is adorable. Will the real JF emerge from this confusing adolescence? In "Tunes for a Small Harmonica", JF raises $1000 to help send her teacher back to England to finish his Master's thesis. She's a real likable person who works through a lot in this book.


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