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The Road to Paris

Nikki Grimes - Author

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ISBN 9780399245374 | 160 pages | 05 Oct 2006 | Putnam Juvenile | 9.25 x 6.25in | 10 - AND UP years
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Awards
  • Booklist Editor's Choice
    Coretta Scott King Honor
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Paris has just moved in with the Lincoln family, and isn't thrilled to be in yet another foster home. She has a tough time trusting people, and she misses her brother, who's been sent to a boys' home. Over time, the Lincolns grow on Paris. But no matter how hard she tries to fit in, she can't ignore the feeling that she never will, especially in a town that's mostly white while she is half black. It isn't long before Paris has a big decision to make about where she truly belongs.

Nikki Grimes has created a portrait of a young girl who, in the midst of being shuffled back and forth between homes and realizing things about other people and the world around her, gradually embarks on the road to discovering herself.

"In clear short chapters, Grimes tells a beautiful story of family, friendship, and faith from the viewpoint of a child in search of home in a harsh world. [I]t is the human story behind the case file that readers will remember." —Booklist, starred review

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