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Apr 21, 2005
| ISBN 9780142402849
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Apr 21, 2005 | ISBN 9780142402849 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Born with a rare and dangerous allergy to sunlight, Lila’s spent her life hidden from the daylight-staying covered up and indoors until dark, only venturing outside after the sun has set and the moon’s cool light shines. Almost every night, she is visited by two young girls who wear tutus over their jeans and costume fairy wings, and the three of them dance and tell wonderful stories. But while Lila adores her family and her new friends, still she longs to feel the sun’s touch. Lila’s mysterious friends have promised to help her . . . but how?
Angela Johnson has won three Coretta Scott King Awards, one each for her novels The First Part Last, Heaven, and Toning the Sweep. The First Part Last was also the recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award. Her books for… More about Angela Johnson
Poignant, evocative, and as lingering as sunburn, Lila’s story is one of courage, hope, and dreams. (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
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