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Every Time a Rainbow Dies

by Rita Williams-Garcia

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Paperback
ISBN: 9780064473033






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Synopsis of Every Time a Rainbow Dies

Ever since the night he found her battered and raped in the alley near his home, Thulani has not been able to thing of anything else but Ysa. This is the first time since his mother died that Thulani has given a thought to anything but the rock doves he keeps on the roof of his house in Brooklyn. With his father in Jamaica and his older brother always wanting to "man him up," the only place he finds soalce is near the sky with his birds. Now that he has seen Ysa, Thulani finally has a reason to come down from the roof. But it's not so easy for him—especially when it seems that Ysa doesn't want him in her world at all.

In this long-awaited, deeply affecting novel, award-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia celebrates the healing power of love.

About the Author:
Winner of the PEN/Norma Klein Award, Rita Williams-Garcia is the author of three distinguished novels for young adults:Blue Tights: Fast Talk on a Slow Truck, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and Like Sisters on the Homefront, which was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and a best book of the year by ALA Booklist, The Horn Book, School Library Journal, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, and Publishers Weekly. She lives in Jamaica, NY.

Riverbank Review

One of the most powerful new voices in young adult literature, Garcia explores loss and love, identity, and self-determination...

About the Author, Rita Williams-Garcia

Winner of the PEN/Norma Klein Award, Rita Williams-Garcia is the author of six distinguished novels for young adults: most recently, Jumped; as well as no laughter here, Every Time a Rainbow Dies (a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book), and Fast Talk on a Slow Track (all ALA Best Books for Young Adults); Blue Tights; and Like Sisters on the Homefront. The latter was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and was chosen as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a best book of the year by ALA Booklist, School Library Journal, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, The Horn Book, and Publishers Weekly. Rita Williams-Garcia lives in Jamaica, New York, is on the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children & Young Adults Program, and has two adult daughters, Michelle and Stephanie.

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