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No Laughter Here
by Rita Williams-Garcia

    Publication Date: May 25, 2021
    List Price: $10.99
    Format: Paperback, 132 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    Target Age Group: Young Adult
    ISBN13: 9780063079298
    Imprint: Quill Tree Books
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Parent Company: News Corporation

    Paperback Description:

    In this groundbreaking novel, Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia uses her vividly realistic voice to highlight an often taboo practice that affects millions of girls around the world every year, and to explore a perspective not often depicted in YA fiction.

    Even though they were born in different countries, Akilah and Victoria are true best friends. But Victoria has been acting strange ever since she returned from her summer in Nigeria, where she had a special coming-of-age ceremony. Why does proud Victoria, named for a queen, slouch at her desk and answer the teacher’s questions in a whisper? And why won’t she laugh with Akilah anymore?

    Akilah’s name means intelligent, and she is determined to find out what’s wrong. But when she learns the terrible secret Victoria is hiding, she suddenly has even more questions. The only problem is, they might not be the kind that have answers.

    Previously available only as an ebook, this remarkable novel is now back in print!

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