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Fighting words

Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sometimes you've got a story you need to find the courage to tell." Ten-year-old Della has always had her older sister Suki: When their mom went to prison, Della had Suki. When their mom's boyfriend took them in, Della had Suki. When that same boyfriend did something so awful they had to run fast, Della had Suki. Loving, loyal, and fierce, Suki is Dell's own wolf--her protector. But who has been protecting Suki?  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Young adult works
Novels
Fiction
Juvenile works
Social problem fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 9781984815682 1984815687 1984815709 9781984815705
OCLC Number: 1128105727
Notes: Includes author's note with discussion questions.
Awards: Newbery Honor, 2021
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, 2021
Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year, 2021
American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Project, 2021
Description: 259, 12 unnumbered pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

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"Sometimes you've got a story you need to find the courage to tell." Ten-year-old Della has always had her older sister Suki: When their mom went to prison, Della had Suki. When their mom's boyfriend took them in, Della had Suki. When that same boyfriend did something so awful they had to run fast, Della had Suki. Loving, loyal, and fierce, Suki is Dell's own wolf--her protector. But who has been protecting Suki? Della might get told off for swearing at school, but she's always known how to keep quiet where it counts. Then Suki tries to kill herself, and Della's world turns so far upside down, it feels like it's shaking her by the ankles. Maybe it's time to speak up. maybe she's been quiet about the wrong things. Maybe it's time to be loud. This powerful, pitch-perfect novel explodes the stigma around child sexual abuse by balancing an intense tale with compassion, insight, and levity, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley tells a fierce and moving story about two sisters, linked by love and trauma, who must find their own voices before they can find their way back to each other. --

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