Zoe in Wonderland

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Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Puffin Books
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.6 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780425288917

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About the Author

Brenda Woods (www.brendawoods.net) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, grew up in southern California, and attended California State University, Northridge. Her award-winning books for young readers include The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond (a CCBC choice and a Kirkus Best Book), Coretta Scott King Honor winner The Red Rose Box, ALAN Pick Saint Louis Armstrong Beach, and VOYA Top Shelf Fiction selection Emako Blue. Her numerous awards and honors include the Judy Lopez Memorial Award, FOCAL award, Pen Center USA's Literary Award finalist, IRA Children's Choice Young Adult Fiction Award, and ALA Quick Pick. She lives in the Los Angeles area.

Reviews

Praise for Zoe in Wonderland

"Spunky and inquisitive narrative voice. . . . Woods balances serious issues with humor. Zoe's character is consistently relatable and encouraging to those who might not feel very special and who are trying, like Zoe, to understand themselves and the world around them."--The Horn Book

"Woods develops a realistic adolescent struggle with self-acceptance. . . . Young readers will easily identify with Zoe's unbridled curiosity and wishes for the future, and the ending satisfies. . . . This touching tale about finding strength in uniqueness is a well-crafted read from start to finish."--Kirkus Reviews

"Woods handles big challenges . . . with sensitivity and a light touch. Readers will find it easy to sink into Zoe's warm family life, realistic in its squabbles, worries, and powerfully evident love."--Publishers Weekly

"Many readers will see themselves in Woods's authentic portrayal of an African American girl finding her place in her family and in the world around her."--School Library Journal