Full Cicada Moon

Full Cicada Moon

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In 1969, against the backdrop of the first lunar landing, half-black, half-Japanese Mimi as she adjusts to life in rural Vermont. Everything about Mimi makes her stand out -- including her mixed heritage, her "unconventional" family and her "boyish" interest in astronomy -- but Mimi finds that she's strong enough to face the tough, unwelcoming exterior her new community presents to her.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780525428756
0525428755
Characteristics: 389 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: J HILTON, M

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DCLkids Jun 29, 2017

Seventh-grader Mimi is misunderstood because she wants to be different, but she's determined to make a place for herself in a new town.


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stepha89
May 31, 2019

This was a beautifully written verse novel about a girl who wants to be an astronaut and won't let the fact that girls didn't become astronauts in the 1960s stop her from pursuing her interest in science.

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Tess1144
Sep 29, 2016

In 1969, as the world waits for the Americans to walk on the moon for the first time, a science-loving girl named Mimi moves to a small Vermont town where she worries she won’t find any friends. As if being the new kid isn’t enough, Mimi’s Japanese-African American heritage makes her stand out almost as much as her determination to join the boys in the woodworking class. Mimi and her family are also recipients of their new neighbours' and classmates' racist attitudes. Told in verse, Mimi’s story explores the intricacies of family and friendship and what it means to help someone else stand up for what they believe in.

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green_dog_8304
Jan 09, 2016

I absolutely loved this book. It made you think in a new way and it taught us at the same time.

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Storyz2tel
Nov 10, 2015

A story in verse that presents the challenges of being mixed race in 1969. The verse flows easily and, although I thought events were predictable, it is a story that will appeal to tweens.

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May 31, 2019

stepha89 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Jul 04, 2016

indigo_bird_270 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 14

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Jan 08, 2016

green_dog_8304 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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LibraryChicken
Jun 22, 2016

This year
I reached for the stars.
One day
I'll touch the moon.

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