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True Friends (Carmen Browne)

by Stephanie Perry Moore

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Everything is changing for ten-year old Carmen Browne. Her dad’s new job means she is in a new town, with new people, and a new school. As she enters fifth grade she’s grateful for Riana, the one friend she made over the summer. But her eyesight becomes blurry, and Carmen’s sense of what’s important grows blurry too as she shuns Riana for a shot at popularity. Life at home gets fuzzy too when it’s revealed that Carmen’s older brother is adopted. It takes a school assignment about affirmative action and a timely visit from an old fried to help Carmen put life back into focus—to help her see the real deal. ( )
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Carmen Browne is a ten-year-old African-American girl beginning fifth grade. With her family moving to a new city, Carmen is anguished to give up her friends and comfortable home. As her family adapts to a new location, Carmen learns that finding new friends and fitting in is not easy. Part of her doesn't even want to try. Family issues become complicated when Carmen's brother learns he is adopted. Dealing with unpopularity, fitting in, and cultural differences are Carmen's issues in the first book of the Carmen Browne series.

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When her African-American family moves to a new town after her father takes a football coaching job at a historically black university, ten-year-old Carmen learns important lessons about friendship and prejudice.

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