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Bluish: a novel

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In this powerful novel researched in NYC schools, Newbery Medalist Virginia Hamilton documents the struggle young people face as they simultaneously assert their independence and yearn for guidance. Friendship isn't always easy. Natalie is different from the other girls in Dreenie's fifth-grade class. She comes to school in a wheelchair, always wearing a knitted hat. The kids call her "Bluish" because her skin is tinted blue from chemotherapy. Dreenie is fascinated by Bluish -- and a little scared of her, too. She watches Bluish and writes her observations in her journal. Slowly, the two girls become good friends. But Dreenie still struggles with with Bluish's illness. Bluish is weak and frail, but she also wants to be independent and respected. How do you act around a girl like that?
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Grouped Work ID 39dcd399-d54d-58f5-7522-5591006706a6
Grouping Title bluish
Grouping Author hamilton virginia
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-01 23:53:44PM
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auth_author2 Pitts, Lisa Renee.
author Hamilton, Virginia, 1934-2002.
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Leukemia -- Juvenile fiction, Leukemia. -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction, People with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction, Physically handicapped -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction, Wheelchairs -- Fiction, Wheelchairs -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Bluish : a novel
title_full Bluish / Virginia Hamilton, Bluish : a novel / Virginia Hamilton, Bluish [electronic resource] / Virginia Hamilton
title_short Bluish :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet African Americans, Leukemia, People with disabilities, Physically handicapped, Schools, Wheelchairs