Come a Stranger

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 10, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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A dashed dream leads to a rash decision in the fifth installment of Cynthia Voigt’s Tillerman cycle.

Mina Smiths lives to dance, so her scholarship to ballet camp seems like a dream come true. She doesn’t even mind being the only black girl in the troupe—that is, until she is told she’ll never be a classical dancer. It’s then that Mina begins to face some difficult truths about race and identity and transfers her passion for dance to Tamer Shipp, the summer minister for her church. The problem is, he’s a grown man with a family, but she can’t stop wishing for more to their friendship than simply pastor and parishioner.
     Cynthia Voigt’s incomparable mastery of character and community shines forth in this stirring novel from her acclaimed Tillerman cycle.
 

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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
200

Section 9
78
Section 10
92
Section 11
101
Section 12
107
Section 13
115
Section 22
210
Section 23
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Section 24
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About the author (2012)

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.