Full cicada moon / Marilyn Hilton.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: In 1969 twelve-year-old Mimi and her family move to an all-white town in Vermont, where Mimi's mixed-race background and interest in "boyish" topics like astronomy make her feel like an outsider.
    • ISBN:
      9780525428756 (hardcover)
      0525428755 (hardcover)
    • Accession Number:
      2014044894
    • Accession Number:
      ocn898273541
      898273541
    • Accession Number:
      fay.464179
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HILTON, M. Full cicada moon. [s.l.] : Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group, 2015. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Hilton M. Full Cicada Moon. Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group; 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.464179. Accessed October 21, 2019.
    • APA:
      Hilton, M. (2015). Full cicada moon. Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.464179
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hilton, Marilyn. 2015. Full Cicada Moon. Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.464179.
    • Harvard:
      Hilton, M. (2015) Full cicada moon. Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.464179 (Accessed: 21 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hilton, M 2015, Full cicada moon, Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group, viewed 21 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Hilton, Marilyn. Full Cicada Moon. Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.464179.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hilton, Marilyn. Full Cicada Moon. Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.464179.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hilton M. Full cicada moon [Internet]. Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group; 2015 [cited 2019 Oct 21]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.464179

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2015 September #1

*Starred Review* Mimi Yoshiko Oliver and her family just moved from Berkeley, California, to Hillsborough, Vermont, where she immediately encounters barrier after barrier to overcome. Mimi's goal is to become an astronaut; however, it's 1969, a time when young girls are encouraged to become mothers, secretaries, teachers, or nurses. She also wants to fit in at school. That was easy at her school in Berkeley, where there were kids from every background, but in white-populated Vermont, she stands out as the only half black, half Japanese student. Mimi also goes against the grain by entering the science fair and protesting (via courteous civil disobedience) not being allowed to take the shop class instead of home economics. Persistent like raindrops on granite—drip, drip, drip—she makes friends, finds solutions, and, in being true to herself, gains respect. Written as a novel in verse, the book captures the key snapshots of Mimi's journey through a transitional time in our history. Mimi's voice as narrator is clear and focused: she must figure out who she is, instead of answering the question, "What are you?" Out of respect for her parents, the decisions she makes pull from both halves to make a whole. Perfect for readers who straddle societies, feel they don't fit in, or need that confirmation of self-celebration. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Spring

In verse ranging from strictly narrative to absolutely lyrical, Hilton tells of a Californian girl transplanted to Vermont in 1969. Mimi is the daughter of an African American father and a Japanese mother, which would render her an oddity in the community even if she didn't aspire to be an astronaut and prefer taking shop class to home ec. Perceptive, sensitive, and much-needed.

PW Reviews 2015 June #4

In free verse, Mimi Yoshiko Oliver narrates her seventh grade year at a new school in 1969 Vermont. Mimi's ethnicity puzzles people: on the first day of school, a classmate asks, "What are you?" a question Mimi often hears: "I am/ half my Japanese mother,/ half my Black father,/ and all me." Her father advises, " ‘be kind, be respectful, and persist.'/ ‘Like raindrops on granite,' I say,/ because we know that's how I persist—/ drip, drip, drip/until the granite cracks." Mimi makes friends, excels academically, and dreams of being an astronaut; however, "I feel like I have to be/ twice as smart and funny at school/ and twice as nice and forgiving in my neighborhood." Throughout the year, Mimi confronts barriers; when told that girls take home economics and boys take shop, she politely and repeatedly protests this rule, eventually engaging in civil disobedience. When the school suspends her, her classmates organize a sit-in. Through the perspective of this clear-eyed, courageous heroine, Hilton (Found Things) powerfully recreates a time of momentous transition in American history. Ages 8–12. Agent: Josh Adams, Adams Literary. (Sept.)

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