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Hearts unbroken /

by Smith, Cynthia Leitich [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 286 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780763681142 : HRD; 0763681148 : HRD.Subject(s): High school students -- Juvenile fiction | Student newspapers and periodicals -- Juvenile fiction | Photojournalists -- Juvenile fiction | Theater -- Juvenile fiction | Musicals -- Juvenile fiction | First loves -- Juvenile fiction | Indians of North America -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult fiction | First loves -- Fiction | Indians of North America -- Fiction | Young adult fiction | Student newspapers and periodicals -- Fiction | First loves -- Fiction | Indians of North America -- Fiction | High school seniors -- Fiction | YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- Romance -- Contemporary | YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- Social Themes -- Dating & Sex | YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- Social Themes -- Prejudice & Racism | First loves | Indians of North America | Young adult fiction | Juvenile works | Fiction | Romance fiction | NovelsSummary: When Louise Wolfe's boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. She'd rather spend her senior year with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her upwith Joey Kairouz, an ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper's staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director's inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey. But 'dating while Native' can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey's? -- adapted from jacket.
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New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith turns to realistic fiction with the thoughtful story of a Native teen navigating the complicated, confusing waters of high school -- and first love. <br> <br> When Louise Wolfe's first real boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. It's her senior year, anyway, and she'd rather spend her time with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, the ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper's staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director's inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. From the newly formed Parents Against Revisionist Theater to anonymous threats, long-held prejudices are being laid bare and hostilities are spreading against teachers, parents, and students -- especially the cast members at the center of the controversy, including Lou's little brother, who's playing the Tin Man. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey -- but as she's learned, "dating while Native" can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey's?

When Louise Wolfe's boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. She'd rather spend her senior year with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her upwith Joey Kairouz, an ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper's staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director's inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey. But 'dating while Native' can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey's? -- adapted from jacket.

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Louise Wolfe, a high-school senior, budding journalist, and member of the Muscogee Nation, breaks up with her white boyfriend when he makes an offensive joke about Native people. She throws herself into her work on the school newspaper, where she meets Joey Kairouz, an ambitious and assertive photojournalist whose father is Lebanese and mother is Scottish. Lou learns to navigate how to write about issues such as the controversy surrounding the schools color-conscious casting of its production of The Wizard of Oz, and her family must navigate the subtle and explicit incidents of racism that arise in the course of the community-wide conversation about the plays cast. Lous younger brother is cast as the Tin Man, and Lou helps him address some hateful incidents and comments as well as the fact that Ozs creator, L. Frank Baum, famously wrote anti-Native, pro-genocide newspaper editorials. The love story between Lou and Joey feels a bit shallow early on, but deepens over time, and Smith effectively presents the continuous microaggressions Lou faces as a young Native woman alongside the central narrative arc of the school play. christina l. dobbs (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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