Come a Stranger

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Simon and Schuster, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
3 Reviews
Although devastated when she is asked to leave an exclusive Connecticut ballet school, Mina Smiths finds solace in her friendship with Tamer Shipp, the summer minister, and learns about his own difficult adolescence, Harlem ministry, and family life.
 

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User Review  - pennykaplan - LibraryThing

Mina Smiths is a forceful, bright black girl who wants to be a ballet dancer. But summers at a Connecticut ballet camp force her to begin dealing with the racism she will encounter on a daily basis as ... Read full review

COME A STRANGER

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In another fine novel about Crisfield, Md., Voigt tells of the growing up of Mina Smiths, fondly remembered as the girl who brilliantly defended Dicey Tillerman when the English teacher accused her of ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
18
Section 4
28
Section 5
38
Section 6
51
Section 7
59
Section 8
71
Section 14
123
Section 15
132
Section 16
142
Section 17
152
Section 18
166
Section 19
177
Section 20
187
Section 21
201

Section 9
78
Section 10
92
Section 11
101
Section 12
107
Section 13
115
Section 22
211
Section 23
221
Section 24
236
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Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for Dicey’s Song, the Newbery Honor Award for A Solitary Blue, and the National Book Award Honor for Homecoming, all part of the beloved Tillerman cycle. She is also the author of many other celebrated books for middle grade and teen readers, including Izzy, Willy-Nilly and Jackaroo. She was awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 1995 for her work in literature, and the Katahdin Award in 2004. She lives in Maine.

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