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If You Come Softly, 20th Anniversary ed
Author: Woodson, Jacqueline
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books Parent Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Age: 12-19  Grade: 7-12  LC: PZ7.W868 
ISBN-10: 0525515488  ISBN-13: 9780525515487  Brodart No: 120653818 
Language: English  Descriptors: Reprint
Demand: Moderate 
Pub Date: 03/06/2018
Availability: Not Yet Published
List: $17.99
Physical Description: 192 Pages LCCN:
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ONIX annotations | 02/05/2018
A lyrical story of star-crossed love perfect for readers of The Hate U Give , by National Ambassador for Children's Literature Jacqueline Woodson--now celebrating its twentieth anniversary, and including a new preface by the author Jeremiah feels good inside his own skin. That is, when he's in his own Brooklyn neighborhood. But now he's going to be attending a fancy prep school in Manhattan, and black teenage boys don't exactly fit in there. So it's a surprise when he meets Ellie the first week of school. In one frozen moment their eyes lock, and after that they know they fit together--even though she's Jewish and he's black. Their worlds are so different, but to them that's not what matters. Too bad the rest of the world has to get in their way.   Jacqueline Woodson's work has been called "moving and resonant" (Wall Street Journal ) and "gorgeous" (Vanity Fair ). If You Come Softly is a powerful story of interracial love that leaves readers wondering "why" and "if only . . ."