The Gift-Giver by Joyce Hansen
(163rd Street Trilogy)

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The year she is in fifth grade, Doris meets a special friend in her Bronx neighborhood.

About Joyce Hansen

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Joyce Hansen, a former New York City schoolteacher, is a well-known author of both fiction and nonfiction and a four-time Coretta Scott King Honor recipient. Born and raised in the Bronx, Ms. Hansen now lives in West Columbia, South Carolina.
Published October 17, 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 131 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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When Amir turns up in the fifth grade at Dunbar, in the Bronx, he's different from other kids: quiet, self-possessed, imperturbable: ""Why didn't he just run home and stay in the house the way all kids do when they first come to a new school or move to a new neighborhood?"" narrator Doris wonders.

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