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Grades 9 - 12Grades 3 - 12Z4.023267
Melanin Sun has a lot to say. But sometimes it?s hard to speak his mind, so he fills up notebooks with his thoughts instead. He writes about his mom a lot? they?re about as close as they can be, because they have no other family. So when she suddenly tells him she?s gay, his world is turned upside down. And if that weren?t hard enough for him to accept, her girlfriend is white. Melanin Sun is angry and scared. How can his mom do this to him?is this the end of their closeness? What will his friends think? And can he let her girlfriend be part of their family?
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published on January 7, 2010 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0399252800
ISBN-13: 9780399252808
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  • bookworm890
    bookworm890Friday, September 13, 2013 at 9:53 pm55 stars
    Introvert Melanin Sun writes in notebooks because he isn't very good at talking about how he feels. He's really close to his mom, but when she tells him she's gay and wants to date a white women, he can hardly forgive her let alone accept the other woman.
    • bookish5
      bookish5Monday, August 5, 2013 at 8:37 am55 stars
      I'd really like to read this book one day because I've read a book by Jacqueline Woodson before and I really enjoyed the writing style. I think this books sounds interesting too and like something I might enjoy.

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