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Where You Belong

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Sometimes where you belong isn't where you're told to beOctober 11, 1963, the Bronx, New York: Fiona, her mother, and her three siblings have just been evicted from their apartment. Their furniture is out on the street, and the only place they can go is to Aunt Maggie's crowded apartment. For thirteen-year-old Fiona, being anywhere else is better than being there. Fiona ...more
Hardcover, 171 pages
Published December 2nd 2005 by Atheneum Books (first published April 1st 1997)
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Lizbeth Guzman
Nov 27, 2013 Lizbeth Guzman rated it liked it
This book was about a girl trying to understand racism. She didn't exactly understand it because her parents had made it quite difficult for her. They always saw darker skinned people as people with more problems and people she shouldn't be around. This made her confused because she knew her life wasn't perfect. Her dad was an alcoholic who abused her family members. But when she escaped to her colored friend's house she saw what she hadn't expected. A house like any other, and actually found it ...more
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Feb 11, 2012 Janine Darragh rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-poverty
As far as poverty depictions go, this one tied things up too neatly and unrealistically to me. However, it was a sweet story that did a nice job of depicting some Civil Rights events of the 60's.
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Mar 01, 2016 Malcolm Schmitz rated it really liked it
This book is... poignant. It didn't actually make me cry, but I felt for Fiona, and I love the way her relationship with Yolanda developed.
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Mary Ann McGuigan was born in the Bronx, New York, to a large Irish Catholic family. A graduate of St. Peter's College in New Jersey, she taught English for eight years.

Her short stories and essays for adults have appeared in literary magazines and other publications, including the New York Times. Her first young adult novel, Cloud Dancer, was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
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