Mira in the Present Tense

Mira in the Present Tense

Book - 2013
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Twelve-year-old Mira comes from a chaotic, artistic, and outspoken family in which it's not always easy to be heard. As her beloved Nana Josie's health declines, Mira begins to discover the secrets of those around her and also starts to keep some of her own. She is drawn to mysterious Jide, a boy who is clearly hiding a troubled past. As Mira is experiencing grief for the first time, she is also discovering the wondrous and often mystical world around her. An incredibly insightful, honest novel exploring the delicate balance--and often injustice--of life and death. But at its heart, it's a celebration of friendship, culture--and life.
Publisher: Chicago : Albert Whitman, 2013, c2011
Branch Call Number: FICTION BRA
Characteristics: 284 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780807551493


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Aug 14, 2015

I was looking through the Young Adult section trying to help my daughter find a book. I found Artichoke Hearts and read it myself and although it is in the Young Adult section there is nothing adolescent about the writing by this author. (What I mean by that is adults will like it also.) It is a very well written and is a touching story of a young girls life of love, covering 1 month of her life.


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