Jamaica and Brianna

Author(s): Juanita Havill
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.12 hours)
Product Number: Z10618
Released: Nov 15, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490669267
Narrator/s: Lynne Thigpen
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Jamaica doesn't like wearing her brother's old hand-me-down boots to school. She's happy when the tiny hole in the toe gets bigger. Now her mother will have to take her shopping for new boots. She wants to buy some beautiful fuzzy pink ones like her friend Brianna's, but Brianna might think she's copying. So she picks out a pair of fancy cowboy boots. When Brianna tells Jamaica that cowboy boots aren't "in," Jamaica tells Brianna that her boots are ugly. Now everyone's feelings are hurt. Juanita Havill has a knack for capturing the real-life struggles of young children learning caring, responsible behavior. Award-winning narrator Lynne Thigpen gives a touching performance as she expresses the pangs of two friends learning valuable lessons about jealousy and friendship.

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All formats/editions

Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Juanita Havill
Product Number 43481
Released: Apr 15, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788758683
Author(s): Juanita Havill
Product Number 13102
Released: Feb 09, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Clarion
ISBN: #9780395779392

Professional reviews

"Ugly boots. Hand-me-down boots. Boots that are not like anyone else's in the class. Friendship broken and rekindled because of a calamitous incident. This is the story of Jamaica and Brianna, two school friends with a timeless winter plight. Lynne Thigpen is masterful as the voice of narrator, mother and children. She is firm but understanding as the mother who must help her daughter through childhood's hurts, straightforward as the narrator, and childlike but respectful as each of the girls. Thigpen convinces the listener of the special friendship between Jamaica and Brianna, which is able to "weather" the crisis. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"