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Kool Ada

Klass, Sheila Solomon

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ISBN 10: 0590439030 / ISBN 13: 9780590439039
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Title: Kool Ada

Publisher: Apple

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Good

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Hardened after the death of her Pa and brother, Ada lives her life in silence in her Aunt Dottie's Chicago home, refusing to let down her defenses. Reprint. AB. SLJ. K.

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Grade 5-8-- Death, with a "cold, cold wind," has claimed each member of Ada Garland's family and frozen her voice within her. Now she has been uprooted from her home in the Kentucky mountains and transplanted in the alien environment of a drug-infested Chicago neighborhood to live with Grandaunt Lottie. Ada doesn't talk. She can barely read. What she does well, when labeled hillbilly dummy, is defend herself with her fists. At heart, though, Ada is a gentle child who respects her aunt and is comforted by her blend of restraint and freedom. She enjoys the friendship of elderly Mr. McCoy, the apartment super, who is an undemanding mentor. Most of all, she reveres Ms. Walker, beautiful and black, and teacher of the class for sixth grade "problem" girls into which Ada was quickly deposited. Ms. Walker works doggedly to affirm Ada's capabilities and, at length, can term "brilliant" the girl's ploy to avoid yet another fight with the school bully. Ada, with her eagerness to be helped, makes a fine contrast to Paterson's The Great Gilly Hopkins (HarperCollins, 1978), who is determined to fight those around her all the way. Introduce her to those many girls who are floundering in school for lack of a sense of belonging or ability. She is one of them. By telling her story from her own inner perspective, she becomes their advocate. Simple, but effective.
- Katherine Bruner, Brown Middle School Library, Harrison, TN
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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