Results of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in the year 1992.
When May dies suddenly while gardening, Summer assumes she’ll never see her beloved aunt again. But then Summer’s Uncle Ob claims that May is on her way back—she has sent a sign from the spirit world. Summer isn’t sure she believes in the spirit world, but her quirky classmate Cletus Underwood—who befriends Ob during his time of mourning—does. So at Cletus’ suggestion, Ob and Summer (with Cletus in tow) set off in search of Miriam B. Young, Small Medium at Large, whom they hope will explain May’s departure and confirm her possible return.
Patriotism or practical joke?
Harrison, NH—Ninth-grade student Philip Malloy was suspended from school for singing along to The Star-Spangled Banner in his homeroom, causing what his teacher, Margaret Narwin, called “a disturbance.” But was he standing up for his patriotic ideals, only to be squelched by the school system? Was Ms. Narwin simply trying to be a good teacher? Or could it all be just a misunderstanding gone bad—very bad? What is the truth here? Can it ever be known?
Heroism, hoax, or mistake, what happened at Harrison High changes everything for everyone in ways no one—least of all Philip—could have ever predicted.
Jimmy’s doing all right. He’s fourteen, lives in Harlem with Mama Jean, and is managing to hold his own in a tough and brutal world. One day Jimmy’s world changes when, in a dark hallway of his apartment building, a tall, thin man appears. The man is his father, Crab, who left nine years ago.Crab wants to be part of Jimmy’s life again, but Jimmy’s not so sure what he wants.