Humming Whispers by Angela Johnson

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Sophy fears that she will become like her older sister Nicole who has schizophrenia.
 

About Angela Johnson

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Angela Johnson has won three Coretta Scott King Awards, one each for her novels The First Part Last", Heaven", and Toning the Sweep". The First Part Last" was also the recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award. She has written numerous books for younger readers, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Book When I Am Old with You", illustrated by David Soman; Wind Flyers" and I Dream of Trains", both illustrated by Loren Long; A Sweet Smell of Roses", illustrated by Eric Velasquez; and Lottie Paris Lives Here "and Lottie Paris and the Best Place", both illustrated by Scott M. Fischer. In recognition of her outstanding talent, Angela was named a 2003 MacArthur Fellow. She lives in Kent, Ohio.
 
Published March 1, 1995 by Scholastic Inc.. 121 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The slow and melancholy stream of consciousness of Sophy, 14, whose life and thoughts revolve around her older sister, Nicole.

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``I don't think he's ever going to give up,'' Sophy says), flashes of beauty (Sophy's dancing, Nikki's elegant thrift-shop finds), and moments of understanding and acceptance, as when Sophy, with Nicole's help, pulls the threads of memory that reveal the source of her own longstanding fears.

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This ""luminous"" novel, said PW in a starred review, ""offers a delicate yet unflinching look at the shadows that spread over families of schizophrenics....

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