The Kaya Girl

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Product Details
Price
$8.99  $8.36
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.28 X 7.72 X 0.93 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780316703895

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About the Author
MAMLE WOLO is an award-winning Ghanaian-German author who studied at the University of Cambridge and the University of Lancaster in the UK, and is an Honorary Fellow in Writing of the University of Iowa. She writes fiction, poetry, and screenplays and lives with her family in Accra, Ghana.
Reviews
* "Middle graders will enjoy being transported to the sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of the Makola Market in Accra, Ghana, which set the stage for Adena's summer."--School Library Journal, starred review
* "Employing realistic dialogue and lush descriptions of the sights, smells, and tastes of Ghana, this smart exploration of friendship's lasting power centers two teens expanding and exploring their worlds."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "A heartwarming and inspiring tale of a friendship that surpasses class differences and social stigma."--Kirkus, starred review
"...will transport readers to Ghana."--Booklist
"Readers...will also recognize that moving beyond bias can be an act of individual courage and choice."--BCCB
Praise for The Kaya Girl:
Kirkus Best Book
Children's Africana Book Award