Open mic : riffs on life between cultures in ten voices (#1442NB4)

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FollettBound Glued Candlewick Press, 2016
Price: USD 14.26
Description: xiii, 129 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Dewey: 818; Int Lvl: YA
AR 5 UG 3 160659EN; RC 5.3 8; LEX 810L


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Hardcover Candlewick Press, 2013

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From Follett

Introduction -- Becoming Henry Lee / David Yoo -- Why I won't be watching the Last Airbender movie / Gene Luen Yang -- Talent show / Cherry Cheva -- Voila! / Debbie Rigaud -- Three-pointer / Mitali Perkins -- Like me / Varian Johnson -- Confessions of a Black geek / Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich -- Under Berlin / G. Neri -- Brotherly love / Francisco X. Stork -- Lexicon / Naomi Shihab Nye. Shares stories about growing up in diverse homes or communities, from an Asian youth who gains temporary popularity by making up a false background, to a biracial girl whose father clears subway seats by calmly sitting between two prejudiced women.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: August 23, 2016
  • Format: FollettBound Glued
  • Edition: First paperback edition 2016.
  • Dewey: 818
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: xiii, 129 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Tracings: Perkins, Mitali, editor.
  • ISBN-10: 1-51813-316-9 (originally 0-7636-9095-3)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-51813-316-9 (originally 978-0-7636-9095-3)
  • Follett Number: 1442NB4
  • Interest Level: YA
  • ATOS Book Level: 5
  • AR Interest Level: UG
  • AR Points: 3
  • AR Quiz: 160659EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.3
  • Reading Counts Points: 8
  • Lexile: 810L

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 09/01/13
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 09/27/13
  • Horn Book Magazine, 09/01/13
  • Publishers Weekly, 07/29/13
  • School Library Journal, 09/01/13
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 10/01/13

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (September 1, 2013 (Vol. 110, No. 1))
Grades 5-8. In this anthology that blends fiction and nonfiction, Indian American editor Perkins has assembled 10 original selections about race that have in common a humorous take on an often serious subject. Humor has the power to break down barriers and draw us together across borders, Perkins writes in her introduction. Aside from their humor, these border-breaking stories all share a viewpoint from within the culture that provides the setting and subject. The stories are varied in format: two—by G. Neri and Naomi Shihab Nye—are stories in verse, while a third, by Printz Award–winner Gene Luen Yang, is in the format of a graphic novel. Several of the stories come perilously close to being didactic, but all are, in their respective ways, enlightening. As for humor, David Yoo’s excellent Becoming Henry Lee is the one that will probably elicit the most laughs. But all invite sometimes rueful smiles or chuckles of recognition. And all demonstrate that in the specific we find the universal, and that borders are meant to be breached.

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