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Maizon at Blue Hill

by Jacqueline Woodson

Published by Delacorte, 1992
131 pages
ISBN: 0-385-30796-9

Ages 9-12

When Maizon accepts a scholarship to a private boarding school, she leaves behind her Grandmother, her best friend Margaret, and the familiarity of the community in which she's grown up. Blue Hill School offers many things, including stimulating classes with excellent teachers in a beautiful rural setting. It also forces Maizon to consider issues of race, prejudice, elitism and stereotypes in new ways, as she enters school as one of five African-American students. Maizon learns much about herself and the teachers and students around her, both white and black, as she struggles to decide whether to continue at Blue Hill or return to her home in the city. First met in Last Summer with Maizon (Delacorte, 1990), Maizon continues to ring true as an academically gifted, multi-faceted young woman. CCBC categories: Fiction For Children.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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