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Learning to breathe

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Simon & Schuster BFYR,
Pub. Date:
First edition.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 4.3 - AR Pts: 11
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 640L
A 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection Amelia Bloomer List 's 2019 Top Ten Recommended Feminist Books for Young Readers A Governor General's Literary Award Finalist A Junior Library Guild Selection A Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize Semifinalist A BC Book Prize Finalist "A love letter to girls--bittersweet and full of hope." --Ibi Zoboi, author of National Book Award Finalist American Street "This is a stellar debut." --Brandy Colbert, award-winning author of Little & Lion and Pointe "A vibrant, essential story of healing, resilience, and finding one's family." --Stephanie Kuehn, author of William C. Morris Award winning Charm & Strange "A raw, beautiful, unforgettable must-read." --Tiffany D. Jackson, author of Allegedly "Poetic." --Angela Johnson, award-winning author of Heaven "A powerful, poignant story about refusing to let the past dictate who you are or who you will become." -- Kirkus Reviews "This is a well-written, thought-provoking book that tackles difficult topics...a stirring debut." -- School Library Journal (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Indy struggles to conceal her pregnancy while searching for a place to belong in this stunning debut novel that's perfect for fans of Amber Smith and Sara Zarr. Indira Ferguson has done her best to live by her Grammy's rules--study hard in school, be respectful, and never let a boy take advantage of her. But it hasn't always been easy, especially living in her mother's shadow. When Indy is sent to stay in Nassau, trouble follows her and she must hide an unwanted pregnancy from her aunt, who would rather throw Indy out onto the street than see the truth. Completely broke with only a hand-me-down pregnancy book as a resource, Indy desperately looks for a safe space to call home. After stumbling upon a yoga retreat, she wonders if she's found that place. But Indy is about to discover that home is much bigger than just four walls and a roof--it's about the people she chooses to share it with.
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Accelerated Reader:
Level 4.3, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 640L
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Grouped Work ID5c84d8f7-503c-3e00-dac0-574bf0f05743
Grouping Titlelearning to breathe
Grouping Authormather janice lynn
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-04-15 04:10:13AM
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authorMather, Janice Lynn
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Glen Burnie Library
Odenton Library
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Crofton Library - Young Adult Fiction
Glen Burnie Library - Young Adult Fiction
Odenton Library - Young Adult Fiction
display_descriptionSixteen-year-old Indy, sent to live with relatives in Nassau, struggles to conceal that she is pregnant by rape. Turned out by her aunt, completely broke with only a hand-me-down pregnancy book as a resource, Indy desperately looks for a safe space to call home. A yoga retreat might be the place. But Indy is about to discover that home is more just four walls and a roof-- it's the people she chooses to share it with. -- adapted from
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Glen Burnie Library
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ils:a1446821BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishSimon & Schuster BFYR, [2018]328 pages ; 22 cm
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subject_facetCaribbean Area -- Fiction
Families -- Caribbean Area -- Fiction
Family life -- Caribbean Area -- Fiction
Homeless persons -- Fiction
Nassau (Bahamas) -- Fiction
Pregnancy -- Fiction
Rape -- Fiction
Rape victims -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction
Yoga -- Fiction
Young adult fiction
Young adult literature
title_displayLearning to breathe
title_fullLearning to breathe / Janice Lynn Mather
title_shortLearning to breathe
Family life
Homeless persons
Rape victims
Teenage girls
Young adult fiction
Young adult literature