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White, Ruth
New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2004.
IL 5-8, RL 6.3
ISBN 0374351120

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Piper and Lindy are so much alike.  As a matter of fact, people think they are twin sisters.  In reality, Lindy is Piper's aunt!  That's right.  Piper's dad is Lindy's brother.  They live near each other and love being together.  Everything seems great until Piper's parents get divorced.  There are a lot of adjustments for Piper to make.  And she finds all this difficult.  Escaping into her poetry, Piper finds a way through all her changes.

Booktalk #2

Imagine that you have no control over your family, and your family is falling apart. Your parents no longer love each other, and you have no where to turn. However, you find that you can express yourself through poetry, and you begin writing in order to keep your sanity. Your writing helps you deal with the problems that life brings your way. (Prepared by Kathleen McTeer, SCASL Children’s Book Awards)

SUBJECTS:     Divorce -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        North Carolina -- Fiction.


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