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Monday, April 26, 2010

City Boy by Jan Micahel

G/A Michael, Jan. City Boy. Clarion Books, 2009. $16.00 188p.

Sam used to have his own bed, computer and a nice place to live in the city. Now he has to move in with his aunt in the village after the death of both his parents. Set in modern day Africa, Sam lost all his possession except two books and a pair of shoes that his mom brought for him at this last birthday. He has to adjust to village life with no electricity and sleep on the floor and share everything with his cousins. A great coming of age story on how a city boy learns to embrace family, friendship and hard life. Dora Ho, LAPL - Young Adult Librarian

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