If you come softly

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Jeremiah feels good inside his own skin. That is, when he's in his own Brooklyn neighborhood. But now he's going to be attending a fancy prep school in Manhattan, and black teenage boys don't exactly fit in there. So it's a surprise when he meets Ellie the first week of school. In one frozen moment their eyes lock and after that they know they fit together -- even though she's Jewish and he's black. Their worlds are so different, but to them that's not what matters. Too bad the rest of the world has to get in their way.Reviewers have called Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson's work "exceptional" ( Publishers Weekly ) and "wrenchingly honest" ( School Library Journal ), and have said "it offers a perspective on racism and elitism rarely found in fiction for this age group" ( Publishers Weekly ). In If You Come Softly , she delivers a powerful story of interracial love that leaves readers wondering "why" and "if only...."
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Grouping Title if you come softly
Grouping Author woodson jacqueline
Grouping Category book
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display_description After meeting at their private school in New York, fifteen-year-old Jeremiah, who is black and whose parents are separated, and Ellie, who is white and whose mother has twice abandoned her, fall in love and then try to cope with people's reactions.
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subject_facet African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Interracial dating -- Juvenile fiction, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award (2001-2002), New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Fiction
title_display If you come softly
title_full If you come softly / Jacqueline Woodson
title_short If you come softly
topic_facet African Americans, Family life, Interracial dating, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award (2001-2002), Schools