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Time Out Book Club: Keesha's House

An unforgettable narrative collage told in poems

Keesha has found a safe place to live, and other kids gravitate to her house when they just can’t make it on their own. They are Stephie – pregnant, trying to make the right decisions for herself and those she cares about; Jason – Stephie’s boyfriend, torn between his responsibility to Stephie and the baby and the promise of a college basketball career; Dontay – in foster care while his parents are in prison, feeling unwanted both inside and outside the system; Carmen – arrested on a DUI charge, waiting in a juvenile detention center for a judge to hear her case; Harris – disowned by his father after disclosing that he’s gay, living in his car, and taking care of himself; Katie – angry at her mother’s loyalty to an abusive stepfather, losing herself in long hours of work and school. 

Book Club Info
Book Club: 
Title: 
Keesha's House
Author: 
Helen Frost
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http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/978-0312641276/COVER_GIF
ISBN: 
978-0312641276
Event Info
Date: 
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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