Big girl a novel

Title Big girl a novel
Names Sullivan, Mecca Jamilah.
Book Number DB110078
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Books
Annotation "Growing up in a rapidly changing Harlem, eight-year-old Malaya hates when her mother drags her to Weight Watchers meetings; she'd rather paint alone in her bedroom or enjoy forbidden street foods with her father. For Malaya, the pressures of her predominantly white Upper East Side prep school are relentless, as are the expectations passed down from her painfully proper mother and sharp-tongued grandmother. As she comes of age in the 1990s, she finds solace in the music of Biggie Smalls and Aaliyah, but her weight continues to climb-until a family tragedy forces her to face the source of her hunger, ultimately shattering her inherited stigmas surrounding women's bodies, and embracing her own desire." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Pitts, Lisa Reneé.
Local Subject General Fiction - GFI
Black Interest - BLK
Women's Issues - WOM
Family Story (Single Generation) - FST
Female Narrator - FN
Exclusion - Long Book - LO
Current Talking Book Topics - TBT
LC Subject African American children - Fiction
Body image - Social aspects - Fiction
Body size - Fiction
Life change events - Fiction
Mothers and daughters - Fiction
Obesity in children - Fiction
Talking books
African Americans - Fiction
Medical fiction
Philosophical fiction
Psychological fiction
Call Number 813.6 AFI
Language English
Original Publication Reissue of: 2022 2022 9781696608572
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