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Letters from the heart by Annie Bryant

Letters from the heart (edition 2008)

by Annie Bryant

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Title:Letters from the heart
Authors:Annie Bryant
Info:New York : Aladdin MIX, 2008.
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:kiddie lit, YA, families

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Letters from the Heart (Beacon Street Girls #3) by Annie Bryant



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I read this book because the synopsis mentioned that the students would be involved in a family history project at school. Although I was excited about finding a book for middle school age students about researching their roots, I quickly became disappointed as the details of the girls' everyday existence seemed to play more importance to the narrative than the pursuit of their class project. Although each student finds items relating to their families, there was a lot of missed opportunity in this book to illustrate ways of conducting research. I did like the manner that one student researched the education of African Americans in Boston when she discovered her ancestor had been one of the early African American Boston educators. A lot of the text is gimmicky which would probably be enjoyed more by the intended audience more than by me. This book may work better for some readers than others. ( )
  thornton37814 | Nov 16, 2012 |
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Life seems perfect for Maeve and Avery... until they find out that in seventh grade, the world can turn upside down just like that. Will divorce, boy trouble, dog trouble, and the Queens of Mean ruin everything for the Beacon Street Girls? Or will letters from the heart pull them through their latest adventures.

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"A family history project for school is giving the Beacon Street Girls a lot to think about -- especially Avery. She's got three families: her mother and brothers at home, her father in Colorado, and the birth mother she never really knew. But family is an uncomfortable subject for Maeve. Her parents have just separated, and she doesn't want to talk about it to anyone, not even her best friends in the world, the BSG. Can a bundle of old letters make Maeve see her family in a new light and give her something to share with the Beacon Street Girls?"--Cover.… (more)

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