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Mahalia

Horniman, Joanne

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ISBN 10: 0440237890 / ISBN 13: 9780440237891
Published by Laurel Leaf, 2004
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Title: Mahalia

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

Publication Date: 2004

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Reprint.

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MATT LOVED EVERYTHING about Emmy. He loved her freckled, luminous, magical body. He loved her free spirit. He loved the future he saw when he found out Emmy was pregnant. And he loved her answer when her parents protested their decision to keep the baby: “We’ll just love it, okay?”

Full of emotion and insight, Mahalia is the story of one teenage boy’s struggle to be a better father than he knows how.

“A poignant and memorable love story of a young father and his daughter.”—School Library Journal

“A starkly candid and sensitive portrait of teenage parenthood.”—The Horn Book Magazine

A Children’s Peace Literature Prize Recommended Book

Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards’ Shortlist

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Matt had loved everything about Emmy. He loved her freckled, luminous, magical body. He loved her free spirit. He loved the way she made everything special. He loved the future he saw for them when he found out Emmy was pregnant. And he loved her answer when her parents protested their decision to keep the baby: ?We?ll just love
it, okay??
But after five months, what Matt loves most about Emmy is what drives her away. Now he only has Mahalia to love. Is his love enough to make the two of them a family?
Full of emotion and gentle insight, Mahalia is the story of one teenage boy?s struggle to be a better father than he knows how, all the while searching for direction in his own life.

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