Grades 6 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 5.5
Lexile® Measure: 460L
Guided Reading: R
- Changes and New Experiences
- Extended Families
- African American
- Understanding Self and Others
About This Book
Twelve-year-old Cammy will never forget witnessing the tragic death of her cousin, Patty Ann, who drowned a year ago. But many good things have happened since then. Her third cousin, Elodie, has moved in with the Colemans, and the two of them have grown inseparable.
But something new is on the horizon for Cammy. August is bringing a vast family reunion, and with it, two second cousins from New York. Their sophisticated ways and the family secrets they bring threaten to ruin Cammy's close friendship with Elodie — and change the Coleman family forever.
Once again, master storyteller Virginia Hamilton creates a wholly believable world charged with emotion and filled with issues that immediately ring true to today's young readers. Here is a spellbinding tale of family love and betrayal — featuring the engaging characters from her previous, best-selling novel, Cousins.