The revolution of Birdie Randolph /

by Colbert, Brandy [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York ; Little, Brown and Company, 2019.Edition: First edition.Description: 325 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780316448567; 0316448567.Subject(s): Families -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Juvenile fiction | Family secrets -- Juvenile fiction | Dating (Social customs) -- Juvenile fiction | Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction | African Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Chicago (Ill.) -- Juvenile fiction | Family life -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction | Secrets -- Fiction | Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction | Identity -- Fiction | African Americans -- Fiction | Chicago (Ill.) -- FictionSummary: Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph's close bond with her parents is threatened by a family secret, and by hiding her relationship with Booker, who has been in juvenile detention.Summary: Dove "Birdie" Randolph works hard to be the perfect daughter and follow the path her parents have laid out for her. She quit playing her beloved soccer, she keeps her nose buried in textbooks, and she's on track to finish high school at the top of her class. When Birdie falls hard for Booker, a sweet boy with a troubled past, she knows her parents will never approve. Then her estranged aunt Carlene returns to Chicago and moves into the family's apartment above their hair salon. Carlene spent decades in and out of treatment facilities for addiction. As long-buried secrets rise to the surface, everything Birdie has known to be true is turned upside down. -- adapted from jacket
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From Stonewall Award winner Brandy Colbert comes a novel about first love, family, and hidden secrets that will stay with you long after turning the last page. <br> <br> Dove "Birdie" Randolph works hard to be the perfect daughter and follow the path her parents have laid out for her: She quit playing her beloved soccer, she keeps her nose buried in textbooks, and she's on track to finish high school at the top of her class. But then Birdie falls hard for Booker, a sweet boy with a troubled past . . . whom she knows her parents will never approve of.<br> <br> When her estranged aunt Carlene returns to Chicago and moves into the family's apartment above their hair salon, Birdie notices the tension building at home. Carlene is sweet, friendly, and open-minded -- she's also spent decades in and out of treatment facilities for addiction. As Birdie becomes closer to both Booker and Carlene, she yearns to spread her wings. But when long-buried secrets rise to the surface, everything she's known to be true is turned upside down.<br>

Sixteen-year-old Dove "Birdie" Randolph's close bond with her parents is threatened by a family secret, and by hiding her relationship with Booker, who has been in juvenile detention.

Dove "Birdie" Randolph works hard to be the perfect daughter and follow the path her parents have laid out for her. She quit playing her beloved soccer, she keeps her nose buried in textbooks, and she's on track to finish high school at the top of her class. When Birdie falls hard for Booker, a sweet boy with a troubled past, she knows her parents will never approve. Then her estranged aunt Carlene returns to Chicago and moves into the family's apartment above their hair salon. Carlene spent decades in and out of treatment facilities for addiction. As long-buried secrets rise to the surface, everything Birdie has known to be true is turned upside down. -- adapted from jacket

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African American sixteen-year-old Dove Randolph, Birdie to her family, is on the right track, with good grades and a clear plan for her life after high school. The plan, chosen by her parents, means she has to give up playing soccer and is only allowed to date appropriate boys. When Birdies aunt, Carlene, arrives on the doorstep of the Randolph familys hair salon, fresh from a stint in rehab, Birdie begins to push against the life that has been laid out for her. This rebellion includes dating Booker, a kind-hearted boy with a difficult past. Birdie knows her parents wouldnt approve of Booker, so she keeps him away from themand they dont seem to approve of Carlene either, as they refuse to let go of her past mistakes and try to keep long-held family secrets from being revealed. Vivid dialogue and rich descriptions of the Chicago setting serve the story well. Birdies believable first-person perspective reflects a protagonist who evolves throughout the narrative to trust her own instincts. Colberts depictions of Birdies friends and family represent varied perspectives without passing judgment on those perspectives. As the familys secrets are revealed, the story raises nuanced questions about how much we are shaped by our parents and how much by our own choices, just as Birdie is taking steps to craft her own ideas about her future. christina l. dobbs July/Aug p.126(c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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