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characters ì eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Mariama J. Lockington

I am a girl but most days I feel like a uestion markMakeda June Kirkland is eleven years old adopted and black Her parents and big sister are white and even though she loves her family very much Makeda often feels left out When Makeda's family moves from Marylan. There's lots to appreciate and learn from in this book around race racism microaggressions and mixed race families including the loneliness of a black child in a white family There's also a brutal lot about life with an undiagnosed bipolar mother My stars aren't really for how much I liked the book they are for the importance of the book It's not for every reader but for the ones who need it wow It will mean the world

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For Black Girls Like MeReal friendThrough it all Makeda can’t help but wonder What would it feel like to grow up with a family that looks like meThrough singing dreaming and writing secret messages back and forth with Lena Makeda might just carve a small place for herself in the wor. This is in my top 3 of best books read this year hands down

Mariama J. Lockington ´ 3 review

review For Black Girls Like Me Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ I am a girl but most days I feel like a uestion markMakeda June Kirkland is eleven years old adopted and black Her parents and big sister are white and even though she loves her family very much Makeda often feels left out When Makeda's family moves from Maryland to New MeD to New Mexico she leaves behind her best friend Lena―the only other adopted black girl she knows―for a new life In New Mexico everything is different At home Makeda’s sister is too cool to hang out with her any and at school she can’t seem to find one. 25 STARSMakeda the Black adopted daughter of whites parents and a sister Eve feels out of place in her family When they move to New Mexico her blackness becomes of an issue as does her mom’s mental illnessFOR BLACK GIRLS LIKE ME is an important story that is watered down by trying to address too much for the target audiences Keda is eleven so most readers will be eleven and younger Mariama Lockington deals with the subtle and not so subtle Keda experiences as an adoptee and as a Black girl realistically showing the overt and covert messages she receives from racists silent bystanders and adults who look the other way The heaviness of the topic slows down the pace too much for the majority of middle grade readers Teachers reading FOR BLACK GIRLS LIKE ME to students might be the best use of the bookThe mental health aspect of the book Keda’s mother’s unmedicated bipolar disorder takes over midway through the book and takes the story in a different direction I’m not sure how much Lockington knows about Bipolar it how much research she did but I didn’t think it meshed well with the first half of the book When therapist incorrectly told Eve Bipolar Disorder appears later in life I was disappointed this misinformation was being given to young readers Most adults with bipolar disorder will tell you they had symptoms as children for as long as they can remember even if they never had a full blown manic episode until later in life Lockington’s mistake is not uncommon though as a child psychologist I’m a stickler for accurate mental health representationI wish Lockington had written two books about Makeda each focusing on one aspect of Makeda’s journey and building upon it Seeing her family’s growth around racial competency as they navigated the mom’s mental illness would have been a nice segue from Keda’s sixth to seventh grade experiences I wouldn’t give FOR BLACK GIRLS LIKE ME to most kids but would recommend it for a classroom book