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The Resource Birthday Blues

Birthday Blues

Label
Birthday Blues
Title
Birthday Blues
Statement of responsibility
by Karen English ; illustrated by Laura Freeman
Title variation
Nikki and Deja
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The second book about Nikki and Deja, two African American third-grade girls who are best friends.Deja's birthday is coming up, and she's been talking about it for weeks. But just before the big day, Auntie Dee gets called away on a business trip and Deja must stay with an elderly neighbor . . . who cooks turnips for dinner and doesn't even have a color TV! Worse, the machinations of spoiled Antonia, Deja's new nemesis, threaten to ruin Deja's birthday party plans. Like the first book, this story captures with subtlety and humor all the small betrayals and triumphs of young girls' relationships. Readers will get a wider view of the girls' diverse urban neighborhood, and will recognize themselves and their classmates in the colorful, deftly drawn school scenes. A more serious theme is also introduced (with a light touch) in a subplot concerning Deja's absent father
Member of
Summary
When an arrogant new girl comes to school, third-graders and best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected
Character
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250657
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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670
Literary form
fiction
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  • 1
  • 4
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Nikki and Deja
Series volume
0001
Target audience
primary
Label
Birthday Blues
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5ba76f2d-ecc3-4e95-914b-c7078a5b687c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547488769
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Birthday Blues
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5ba76f2d-ecc3-4e95-914b-c7078a5b687c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547488769
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Pasadena Public Library - Central LibraryBorrow it
      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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