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The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes: | golfschule-mittersill.com: BooksSign up for our newsletters! Eight-year-old Paris Richmond barely remembers the white father who gave her blond hair; he left when she was four. The story goes that he hated owning up to a child with dark skin. Paris's year-old brother, Malcolm, hadn't fared much better. His dad left when Malcolm was just a baby. But being fatherless didn't mean that they ever accepted their mother's latest husband as any kind of substitute, so when he walks out, Paris and Malcolm are actually glad. Their mom on the other hand slips into depression and turns to alcohol for comfort.
Road to Paris
The Road to Paris
Nikki Grimes has created a portrait of a young girl who, in the midst of being shuffled back and forth between homes and realizing things about other people and the world around her, gradually embarks on the road to discovering herself. An okay book. I was surprised that Paris didn't get adopted by the Lincoln's. Felt there could have been a little more mentioned about her previous foster homes and the situation regarding her brother, but it was an okay story. For students: The word "home" doesn't have a lot of meaning for Paris Richmond and her brother, Malcolm. Her mother can't take care of them, and her grandmother doesn't want to, so Paris and Malcolm The Road to Paris.
From the book "Sometimes I wish I was like my name, thought Paris, somewhere far away, out of reach. Somewhere safe down south or on the other side of the ocean. Instead, she was neither Paris nor Richmond.
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