From the notebooks of Melanin Sun

Jacqueline Woodson

Book - 2010

"Almost-fourteen-year-old Melanin Sun's comfortable, quiet life is shattered when his mother reveals she has fallen in love with a woman."--

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Genres
Fiction
Published
New York : Puffin Books 2010.
Language
English
Item Description
Originally published: New York : Blue Sky Press, 1995.
"A Coretta Scott King Honor Book"--Page [4] of cover.
Physical Description
133, 15 pages ; 21 cm
Audience
Age 10 and up.
Lexile: 690.
Awards
Coretta Scott King Honor book, 1996
ISBN
9780142416419
014241641X
Main Author
Jacqueline Woodson (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Almost-fourteen-year-old Melanin Sun's comfortable, quiet life is shattered when his mother reveals she has fallen in love with a woman.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Almost-fourteen-year-old Melanin Sun's comfortable, quiet life is shattered when his mother reveals that she has fallen in love with a woman.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A Coretta Scott King Honor BookThree-time Newbery Honor author Jacqueline Woodson explores race and sexuality through the eyes of a compelling narratorMelanin Sun has a lot to say. But sometimes it's hard to speak his mind, so he fills up notebooks with his thoughts instead. He writes about his mom a lot--they're about as close as they can be, because they have no other family. So when she suddenly tells him she's gay, his world is turned upside down. And if that weren't hard enough for him to accept, her girlfriend is white. Melanin Sun is angry and scared. How can his mom do this to him-- is this the end of their closeness? What will his friends think? And can he let her girlfriend be part of their family?

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's LiteratureThree-time Newbery Honor author Jacqueline Woodson explores race and sexuality through the eyes of a compelling narratorMelanin Sun has a lot to say. But sometimes it's hard to speak his mind, so he fills up notebooks with his thoughts instead. He writes about his mom a lot--they're about as close as they can be, because they have no other family. So when she suddenly tells him she's gay, his world is turned upside down. And if that weren't hard enough for him to accept, her girlfriend is white. Melanin Sun is angry and scared. How can his mom do this to him-- is this the end of their closeness? What will his friends think? And can he let her girlfriend be part of their family?