Nikki and Deja by Karen English
Wedding Drama

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Ms. Shelby is getting married! As the girls in Nikki and Deja’s class compete over who can plan the best imaginary wedding for their teacher, Nikki excitedly throws herself into preparations for the real thing. But Deja is not so enthusiastic. Her Auntie Dee has been temporarily laid off from her job, and Deja is worried. What will happen now that she can no longer afford a new dress and special hairdo? Will Nikki leave her best friend behind while she shops and primps? Will Deja be able to get over her jealousy and enjoy the celebration anyway?

This is a charming entry in a chapter book series praised for its accessibility, authenticity, and humor.

 

About Karen English

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Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning author and a retired elementary school teacher. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Laura Freeman has illustrated several books for young readers. Her artwork has also appeared in publications such as the The New York Times and New York magazine. Laura grew up in New York City, and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two children. To learn more, please visit www.lfreemanart.com.
 
Published March 20, 2012 by Clarion Books. 117 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Things fall apart when Antonia, Deja’s nemesis, decides to have a “just because” sundae-and-trampoline party at the same time, with the result that everyone chooses Antonia’s party.

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Nikki is worried about the silent treatment her parents are giving each other, but Deja can only see as far as the election and appoints the reluctant Nikki as her campaign manager.

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Nikki and Deja are best friends, next-door neighbors and schoolmates.

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In her first chapter book, English (Francie ) perceptively explores the undercurrent of insecurity and rivalry that threaten two African-American girls’ friendship.

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Now, Nikki and Deja can’t decide on which color dress Nikki should get.

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Common Sense Media

Like all kids learning how to be friends, Nikki and Deja have their moments of bossiness, selfishness, and envy -- one of the girls is just too good at jacks.

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