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What Momma Left Me
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Bloomsbury Publishing 2010
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Rediscover New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor- and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning author Renée Watson's heart-rending debut, about one girl's journey to reconnect to joy.
Serenity is good at keeping secrets, and she's got a whole lifetime's worth of them. Her mother is dead, her father is gone, and starting life over at her grandparents' house is strange. Luckily, certain things seem to hold promise: a new friend who makes her feel connected, and a boy who makes her feel seen. But when her brother starts making poor choices, her friend is keeping her own dangerous secret, and her grandparents put all of their trust in a faith that Serenity isn't sure she understands, it is the power of love that will repair her heart and keep her sure of just who she is.

Renée Watson's stunning writing shines in this powerful and ultimately uplifting novel.
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Street Date:
07/01/2010
Language:
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ISBN:
9781599905945
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APA Citation (style guide)

Renée Watson. (2010). What Momma Left Me. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Renée Watson. 2010. What Momma Left Me. Bloomsbury Publishing.

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Renée Watson, What Momma Left Me. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2010.

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Renée Watson. What Momma Left Me. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2010. Web.

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Renée Watson's stunning writing shines in this powerful and ultimately uplifting novel.
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Serenity is good at keeping secrets, and she's got a whole lifetime's worth of them. Her mother is dead, her father is gone, and starting life over at her grandparents' house is strange. Luckily, certain things seem to hold promise: a new friend who makes her feel connected, and a boy who makes her feel seen. But when her brother starts making poor choices, her friend is keeping her own dangerous secret, and her grandparents put all of their trust in a faith that Serenity isn't sure she understands, it is the power of love that will repair her heart and keep her sure of just who she is.

Renée Watson's stunning writing shines in this powerful and ultimately uplifting novel.
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