The True Definition of Neva Beane

The True Definition of Neva Beane

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Twelve-year-old Neva and her older brother Clayton have been left with their grandparents for the summer, and she is having a difficult time dealing with change: the changes to her body, changes with her relationships with her brother who is becoming involved with social activism and their multicultural community (and with Michelle, the sexy girl across the street), and with her best friend, Jamila, whose father is from Ghana--Neva is growing up and she is not sure that the dictionary has the right words to describe everything she is experiencing.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2020
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781338324891
1338324896
Branch Call Number: J FICTION KENDA...C
Characteristics: 222 pages ; 22 cm

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Neva, a twelve year old, young Black from Philadelphia discovers social activism after befriending a new neighbor in this middle grade novel about discovering how the personal can be political. Recommended for readers ages 10-12


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