A girl in three parts / Suzanne Daniel.

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    • Publication Information:
      First American edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: In 1970s Australia, sixth-grader Allegra splits herself between her grandmothers and grieving father until the tragedy that created the rift between them puts her in the hospital.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Australia, 1970s. Some days Allegra Elsom is torn between conflicting loyalties to her grandmothers, Matilde and Joy, and her father, Rick-- none of whom can stand to be in a room together since the decades-old tragedy that hit their family like a wrecking ball. Struggling to make peace in her family and navigate the social gauntlet at school , she also wonders what it means to "do the right thing" when everyone around her defines it differently? As the feminist movement reshapes her Sydney suburb, Allegra discovers the many ways women can support each other, and finds strength within herself to stand up to the people she loves. -- adapted from jacket
    • Notes:
      Ages 12 up. Alfred A. Knopf.
      Grades 7-9. Alfred A. Knopf.
    • ISBN:
      9781984851079
      1984851071
      9781984851086
      198485108X
    • Accession Number:
      2019031253
    • Accession Number:
      on1109405061
      1109405061
    • Accession Number:
      fay.706742
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DANIEL, S. A girl in three parts. First American edition. [s. l.]: Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. ISBN 9781984851079. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706742. Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Daniel S. A Girl in Three Parts. First American edition. Alfred A. Knopf; 2020. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706742
    • APA:
      Daniel, S. (2020). A girl in three parts (First American edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Daniel, Suzanne. 2020. A Girl in Three Parts. First American edition. Alfred A. Knopf. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706742.
    • Harvard:
      Daniel, S. (2020) A girl in three parts. First American edition. Alfred A. Knopf. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706742 (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Daniel, S 2020, A girl in three parts, First American edition., Alfred A. Knopf, viewed 26 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Daniel, Suzanne. A Girl in Three Parts. First American edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706742.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Daniel, Suzanne. A Girl in Three Parts. First American edition. Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706742.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Daniel S. A girl in three parts [Internet]. First American edition. Alfred A. Knopf; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.706742

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 April #1

Allegra is 11 and a half years old and already knows that adults are complicated. Her grandmothers, Matilde and Joy, are next-door neighbors but never speak. Rick, Ally's dad, lives in the flat above Matilde's garage. They all love Ally, and Ally loves them, but sometimes that isn't enough. As we follow Ally through the end of sixth grade and into high school, the dramas between the adults in her family slowly unravel, revealing the breaking point that brought them to where they are today. All the while, Ally comes to learn more about second-wave feminism through Joy's friends in the Liberty Club, her best-ever friend Patricia's letters about having to run away from Fake Dad, and Lucky Lucinda Lister's bad luck at getting "preggers" and being isolated by her mother. Daniel pulls no punches in this emotional and insightful debut about working through family trauma and owning your power. An excellent choice for those interested in feminism, a bit of mystery, and a lot of heart-wrenching drama. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2020 March #3

Set in the early 1970s in a Sydney, Australia suburb, this emotionally nuanced coming-of-age tale follows Allegra Elsom for a year and a half beginning at age 11, as she begins to question why the three devoted adults raising her seem to hate each other. Allegra lives with practical Matilde, her deceased mother's mother, a Hungarian Jewish Holocaust survivor who nourishes Allegra with homegrown food and keeps her on a strict study schedule. Next door, her paternal grandmother, artistic Joy, who is Catholic, collects her own tears in labeled glass bottles, grows a garden to delight the senses, and urges Allegra to "decide your own course and steer your own ship." In a nearby apartment lives her father Rick, a gentle carpenter and surfer, who has ceded parental authority. Daniel's debut paints the family's drama against a vivid backdrop of the 1970s feminist movement, as seamstress Matilde gets castigated for strikebreaking, and domestic violence and a botched abortion have lasting ramifications for the community. Daniel unpacks the psychological cost of family secrets through Allegra's compelling narrative voice, which deftly captures the awkward transition into teendom and empowerment. Ages 12–up. (Apr.)

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