The Shimmershine Queens (Paperstar)
by Camille Yarbrough
Publication Date: Jun 18, 1996
List Price: $5.99
Format: Paperback, 144 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Puffin Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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Angie and Michelle are best friends, facing the very real problems of growing up in a tough inner-city neighborhood where it’s sometimes not considered "cool," or even safe, to be smart or to have kinky hair and dark skin. That is until 90-year-old Cousin Seatta comes to visit and teaches Angie and Michelle about the shimmershine feeling, that good feeling and pride which people have for their racial heritage and physical features.
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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