Take Care of My Girl by Patricia Hermes
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Prompted by a school project on the family, Brady is forced to take a look at her own unusual situation and begins a search for her real father.

About Patricia Hermes

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Author Patricia Hermes was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1936. She graduated from St. John's University with degrees in speech and English. She taught English and social studies in middle school before taking time off to raise her five children. When she returned to teaching, she was less satisfied with the job and decided to take a class in writing nonfiction for adults. She wrote essays and nonfiction for adults before she starting writing books for children and young adults. In 1980, her first book, What If They Knew?, was published. Since then she has written over thirty-five books and received numerous awards including the Smithsonian Notable Book Award, the C. S. Lewis Honor Award, the American Library Association Best Book Award, and the award for the New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Years. She also writes The Cousins Club series and novelizations for screenplays including My Girl and My Girl 2. She currently lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Published November 1, 1992 by Little Brown & Co (Juv). 159 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Rather sanctimoniously, the children are urged to engage in acts of togetherness with parents and siblings (to be reported on in class), culminating in ``Parents' Night.'' Feeling cruelly excluded, Brady yearns for her dad, and Jake (who has his own reasons: his days may be numbered) manages to f...

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Brady is embarrassed over her fifth-grade class project dealing with the family unit, especially when a schoolmate proposes a parents' night to celebrate the various projects' conclusion.

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