Humming Whispers

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Scholastic, 1996 - Mentally ill - 128 pages
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The younger sister of the schizophrenic Nicole, fourteen-year-old Sophy fears that she, too, will develop the frightening condition that causes Nicole to hear voices and behave uncontrollably. Reprint.

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The slow and melancholy stream of consciousness of Sophy, 14, whose life and thoughts revolve around her older sister, Nicole. The orphaned sisters live with their aunt in a poor part of Cleveland—a ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Angela Johnson was born on June 18, 1961 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She attended Kent State University and worked with Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) as a child development worker. She has written numerous children's books including Tell Me a Story, Mama, Shoes like Miss Alice, Looking for Red, A Cool Moonlight and Lily Brown's Paintings. She won the Coretta Scott King Author's Award three times for Toning the Sweep in 1994, for Heaven in 1999, and for The First Part Last in 2004, which also won the Michael L. Printz Award. In 2003, she was named a MacArthur fellow.

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