Spellbound

Janet McDonald

Frances Foster Books

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A fresh new voice on the YA scene.

Raven's life has been derailed. She never expected she'd be a mother at sixteen like her best friend, Aisha, and she's afraid she's going to be just another high school dropout, a project girl with few prospects. And although Raven is ambitious, when is she going to find the time to finish school in the few minutes she's not looking for a job or caring for her infant son, Smokey? Then her older sister, Dell, tells her about a spelling bee that promises the winner enrollment in a college prep program and a scholarship. But spelling? There isn't a subject she's worse at! Still, Raven is fiercely determined to win, and so she starts memorizing words.

In Janet McDonald's powerful and funny novel, a smart and resilient young woman whose life isn't what she dreamed it would be learns that there are many ways to spell SUCCESS.

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"One of the best of the many recent stories about teens in the city projejcts, this first novel is read-aloud funny, even as it tells the harsh truth about how hard it is to break free." --Starred, Booklist

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Janet McDonald

Janet McDonald (1953-2007) is the author of the adult memoir Project Girl. This was her first novel for young adults.

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American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, IRA Young Adult Choices, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Georgia Peach Book Award Master List

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Frances Foster Books
August 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466800564
ISBN10: 1466800569
Young Adult Fiction144 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$5.70

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
August 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312603885
ISBN10: 0312603886
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 144 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$7.99
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