Hold Fast to Dreams by Andrea Davis Pinkney

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Dee Willis is uncomfortable as the only black student in her suburban middle school. Will she fit in better if she acts white? "The subtle challenges that confront an African-American family as it integrates a community . . . a solid, believable tale."--The New York Times.

About Andrea Davis Pinkney

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Andrea Davis Pinkney is the author of many acclaimed picture books and young adult novels. She received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award for "Let It Shine". Her collaborations with her husband, Brian Pinkney, include "Peggony-Po"; "Sleeping Cutie"; "Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa"; "Dear Benjamin Banneker"; and the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book "Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra". She is a children's book editor at a major publishing company. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
Published October 1, 1996 by Hyperion. 112 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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No one else in Dee's new town of Wexford, Conn., however, seems to have heard him, a difference emblematic of the great gulf between Dee, the only black girl in school, and her lacrosse-mad classmates.

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