Koya Delaney and the Good Girl Blues by Eloise Greenfield

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The Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of Africa Dream tells of young Koya DeLaney, who hides her true feelings behind constant laughter and who must learn to express these feelings when caught in the middle of a fight.

About Eloise Greenfield

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Eloise Greenfield is the author of an illustrious list of books for young people, including The Friendly Four, a Texas 2x2 Reading List book; In the Land of Words, an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts; and How They Got Over: African Americans and the Call of the Sea, winner of a Bank Street Children's Book Award--all illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. She is a recipient of the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award; the Coretta Scott King Author Award; the Award of Excellence from the Washington, D.C., branch of the National Writing Project; the Milner Award; the Hope S. Dean Award from the Foundation for Children's Literature; and the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Ms. Greenfield lives in Washington, D.C.
Published January 1, 1992 by Scholastic. 124 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Del's fans' adulation leads to Koya getting in touch with her own emotions: though her inability to express her justifiable anger at Dawn has delayed resolving the bad feelings among the three girls, when the fans drown out Del's music with their enthusiasm her indignation erupts;

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Sisters Koya and Loritha get along very well, though they don't always see eye to eye.

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