Like Sisters on the Homefront by Rita Williams-Garcia

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When street-smart Gayle, a tough African-American fourteen-year-old from New York, moves with her new baby to stay with relatives down South, she starts to learn a lot about family traditions and connections.
 

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Rita Williams-Garcia graduated from Hofstra University. She has written several books including Blue Tights, Every Time a Rainbow Dies, Fast Talk on a Slow Track, One Crazy Summer, and No Laughter Here. Like Sisters on the Homefront was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She won the PEN/Norma Klein Award. She currently teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children and Young Adults Program.
 
Published September 1, 1995 by Dutton Juvenile. 176 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Culture shock makes for some rough times, but Gayle unexpectedly discovers a kindred spirit in her bedridden great-grandmother, who not only becomes a confidante, but in an intense, spellbinding climactic scene passes on their family's history in a way that binds Gayle and her son firmly to past,...

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A streetwise teenage mother goes to live with religious relatives in Georgia in this ""unusually perceptive, streetwise novel,"" said PW in a starred review.

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As this unusually perceptive, streetwise novel opens, Gayle, 14, already a mother to seven-month-old Jose, is once again pregnant.

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