Dear Corinne, Tell Somebody! Love, Annie: A Book about Secrets
by Mari Evans
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1999
List Price: $12.95
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Just Us Books
Publisher: Just Us Books, Inc.
Parent Company: Just Us Books, Inc.
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Corinne has changed, and Annie, her best friend, is alarmed. Corinne has become withdrawn. She doesn’t visit Annie anymore, and she doesn’t want Annie to visit her. She doesn’t even want to talk. What has happened? Frustrated by her friend’s reluctance to communicate, Annie begins to send Corinne letters. "Dear Corinne," she writes, "you’re hiding somewhere inside yourself, and I can’t find you. . . . I’m sorry, because I’m your friend, and I love you anyhow." Corinne responds with letters of her own, but at first they don’t reveal much. Annie doesn’t give up. Slowly she encourages her friend to reveal her frightening secret. Now Annie must convince Corinne to tell someone who can help. Celebrated black writer, educator, and activist Mari Evans has created a touching story about true friendship and the devastating effects of child abuse. It shines a spotlight on a topic of major concern in our country and will provoke conversations in the classroom and around the dinner table.
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