No Laughter Here

by Rita Williams-Garcia

On Sale: 05/25/2021

No Laughter Here

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No Laughter Here

by Rita Williams-Garcia

On Sale: 05/25/2021

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ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults

Texas Library Association Tayshas High School Reading List

About the Book

In this groundbreaking novel, Coretta Scott King Award winner Rita Williams-Garcia uses her vividly realistic voice to highlight an often taboo practice that affects millions of girls around the world every year, and to explore a perspective not often depicted in YA fiction.

Even though they were born in different countries, Akilah and Victoria are true best friends. But Victoria has been acting strange ever since she returned from her summer in Nigeria, where she had a special coming-of-age ceremony. Why does proud Victoria, named for a queen, slouch at her desk and answer the teacher's questions in a whisper? And why won't she laugh with Akilah anymore?

Akilah's name means "intelligent," and she is determined to find out what's wrong. But when she learns the terrible secret Victoria is hiding, she suddenly has even more questions. The only problem is, they might not be the kind that have answers.

Previously available only as an ebook, this remarkable novel is now back in print!

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Critical Praise

“This exquisitely written short novel tackles an enormous and sensitive subject… Unapologetic, fresh and painful.” - Kirkus Reviews (Starred review)

“Combines a richly layered story with accurate, culturally specific information ..... [a] skillfully told, powerful story.” - ALA Booklist (Starred review)

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063079298
  • ISBN 10: 0063079291
  • Imprint: Quill Tree Books
  • On Sale: 05/25/2021
  • Pages: 144
  • List Price:13.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Girls & Women
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

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