Willimena and the Cookie Money by Valerie Wilson Wesley

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When seven-year-old Willimena spends all the money she earned selling Girl Scout cookies, her big sister Tina helps her come up with a plan to earn the money back.
 

About Valerie Wilson Wesley

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Valerie Wilson Wesley is the author of the Tamara Hayle mystery series for adults. She is also the author of Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do, for which she received the 2000 Black Caucus Literature Award in adult fiction from the American Library Association. Ms. Wesley's children's books include Freedom's Gifts: A Juneteenth Story, and she is the coauthor of the Afro-bets Book of Black Heroes with Wade Hudson. Ms. Wesley lives in New Jersey with her husband, screenwriter and playwright Richard Wesley, and has two grown daughters.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by Scholastic Inc.. 124 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Willie is a seven-year-old African-American girl with a big problem as she heads into summer vacation: she spent $20 of her Girl Scout cookie sales money and now it’s time to turn in the cash.

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In this snappy novel, her first book for children, Wesley (author of the Tamara Hayle mystery series for adults) introduces a sincere and big-hearted heroine. Seven-year-old Willimena ("Willie&

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Distraught over the missing money, Willie confides in her sometimes supportive, sometimes bossy older sister, Tina.

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