Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret (Paperback)
"Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret"
No one ever told Margaret Simon that eleven-going-on- twelve would be such a hard age.When her family moves to New Jersey, she has to adjust to life in the suburbs, a different school, and a whole new group of friends.Margaret knows she needs someone to talk to about growing up-and it's not long before she's found a solution.
Are you there God?It's me, Margaret. I can't wait until two o'clock God.That's when our dance starts.Do you think I'll get Philip Leroy for a partner?It's not so much that I like him as a person God, but as a boy he's very handsome.And I'd love to dance with him... just once or twice.Thank you God.
Coverage from NPR
Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X Kendi have made the perfect NOT history book for everyone hesitant/curious/eager/desperate to learn what it means to be an anti-racist. There are dates, there are names, there are facts, but mostly there is reflection. Policies, media, moments, are all looked at in a way that traces the lines of thought to action and in-action asking us to laugh, cry, pause, rage, and fight against racist and assimilationist thought. Approachable, engaging, and necessary, this is a book that will make change. - review by Jessica