Miami Gets It Straight (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Road To Reading Mile 5: Chapter Books)
ISBN: 0307265013
EAN13: 9780307265012
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 28, 2004
Pages: 89
Dimensions: 0.3" H x 7.4" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

The Miami series grew out of a real need that Pat McKissack saw in children's books: There weren't many books about middle-class African American kids. We are professional people, Pat said about herself and her husband, Fred, in The Dallas Morning News. Our kids never knew a hungry day. They lived a normal, middle-class life on a street that was very diverse. It's not that the other kind of stories aren't important. But I got tired of African American children showing up in literature a day late and a dollar short.
These three books show Miami Jackson's third-going-on-fourth-grade life--getting through the last few days of school before summer vacation, finding his place in summer baseball camp, and dealing with a no-nonsense new teacher--with humor and irrepressible attitude.
Patricia McKissack and Fredrick McKissack have written tons of wonderful books for children, such as several Coretta Scott King Award-winning books, including Black Hands, White Sails; and Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? Pat has also been honored with the Virginia Hamilton Award. The authors live in St. Louis, MO.

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   Ethnic Book Groupie
I have a 8 year old boy who does not read that often chapter books. After reading some of the pages in the look inside, the character Miami Jackson actually reminded me of my son. I want him to be able to develop a strong sense of identity, and I feel the first step is by seeing more about little boys his age, and reading more about them. I regret the purchase. I actually enjoyed it ''.
 
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   Excellent series!
My six-year-old son loves the Miami Jackson series and he wishes there were more! Destinee Tate is a very likeable, funny and charming young man who has a best friend, String and a worst enemy, Miami Jackson. The situations that Miami finds himself in are important social and realistic and he always learns a fresh and realistic lesson.
 
5
   Fun
Pretty relavant and I think that a young child would enjoy. I would love if the author continued to write stories.
 
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   Adding to homeschool library
This book will be perfect for my soon to be second year college student for him to read aloud to his brother and sister this coming fall!
 
5
   Great Book!
He is African-American and I think it is important for him to read books with African-American boys who look like him.
 
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