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Strawgirl By Jackie Kay Strawgirl A beautiful extraordinary first novel for children from a unique storyteller Growing up on a Highland farm in a totally white community year old Maybe MacPherson hates her mixed race roots she is
  • Title: Strawgirl
  • Author: Jackie Kay
  • ISBN: 9780330480635
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Paperback
  • Strawgirl By Jackie Kay A beautiful, extraordinary first novel for children from a unique storyteller Growing up on a Highland farm in a totally white community, 11 year old Maybe MacPherson hates her mixed race roots she is half Celtic and half Nigerian Ibo But everything changes when her beloved father is killed in a car accident Faced with running the farm herself and coping with her griA beautiful, extraordinary first novel for children from a unique storyteller Growing up on a Highland farm in a totally white community, 11 year old Maybe MacPherson hates her mixed race roots she is half Celtic and half Nigerian Ibo But everything changes when her beloved father is killed in a car accident Faced with running the farm herself and coping with her grief stricken mother, Maybe needs all her strength to fight the local bullies and the farm s unscrupulous owners, who want to sell the farm to a supermarket chain Suddenly, at harvest time, Strawgirl enters Maybe s life an extraordinary, magical girl made from straw who will help Maybe not only to discover who she really is, but also the courage that lies within her.
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    About "Jackie Kay"

    1. Jackie Kay

      Born in Glasgow in 1961 to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father, Kay was adopted by a white couple, Helen and John Kay, as a baby Brought up in Bishopbriggs, a Glasgow suburb, she has an older adopted brother, Maxwell as well as siblings by her adoptive parents.Kay s adoptive father worked full time for the Communist Party and stood for election as a Member of Parliament, and her adoptive mother was the secretary of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament CND.Initially harbouring ambitions to be an actress, she decided to concentrate on writing after encouragement by Alasdair Gray She studied English at the University of Stirling and her first book of poetry, the partially autobiographical The Adoption Papers, was published in 1991, and won the Saltire Society Scottish First Book Award Her other awards include the 1994 Somerset Maugham Award for Other Lovers, and the Guardian Fiction Prize for Trumpet, based on the life of American jazz musician Billy Tipton, born Dorothy Tipton, who lived as a man for the last fifty years of her life.Kay writes extensively stage, screen, and for children In 2010 she published Red Dust Road, an account of her search for her birth parents, a white Scottish woman, and a Nigerian man Her birth parents met when her father was a student at Aberdeen University and her mother was a nurse Her drama The Lamplighter is an exploration of the Atlantic slave trade It was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in March 2007 and published in poem form in 2008.Jackie Kay became a Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE on 17 June 2006 She is currently Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University Kay lives in Manchester.Jackie Kay was born and brought up in Scotland THE ADOPTION PAPERS Bloodaxe, 1991 won the Forward Prize, a Saltire prize and a Scottish Arts Council Prize DARLING was a poetry book society choice FIERE, her most recent collection of poems was shortlisted for the COSTA award Her novel TRUMPET won the Guardian Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the IMPAC award RED DUST ROAD, Picador won the Scottish Book of the Year Award, was shortlisted for the JR ACKERLEY prize and the LONDON BOOK AWARD She was awarded an MBE in 2006, and made a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002 Her book of stories WISH I WAS HERE won the Decibel British Book Award She also writes for children and her book RED CHERRY RED Bloomsbury won the CLYPE award She has written extensively for stage and television Her play MANCHESTER LINES produced by Manchester Library Theatre was on this year in Manchester Her new book of short stories REALITY, REALITY was recently published by Picador She is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

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    1. 4.5 StarsMolly Maybe MacPhearson loves her life on her farm with her family and her cows, all who have names But Maybe is starting to grow up and realising that with a Nigerian father and Irish mother, she s a bit different to the others around her in her Scottish village As Maybe is trying to accept her family and differences, tragedy strikes and Maybe s father dies As she tries to keep everything together, Strawgirl magically comes into Maybe s life and might just help her save the farm.This w [...]


    2. Overall, this was a very warm, adventurous, feel good kind of story I would have loved it as a kid and still enjoyed it now There were lots of things I really liked about it the authentic descriptions of farm life I adored the cows and how much time and personality they were given , the POC Scots main character and all the issues that came with that, the realistic portrayal of grief, friendships, family, bullies old and young, and the importance of being yourself and standing up for what you lov [...]



    3. This is quite a mixture of realistic fiction and fantasy The product of a biracial marriage, Maybe , must wrestle with being bullied, the death of her father, and the possible loss of where she lives For anyone who ever has an imaginary friend or has a child who has had one, this is a story to touch your heart strings.


    4. This is a beautiful and well written book I was spellbound at the very beginning The original plot is not really desirable but but the writer has done a really good job to make it out of the ordinary by adding bits of magic, sadness and humour in It deserves a better rating.


    5. Good, well written Has a slightly odd tone, which I think is not being certain whether it s for children or adults But out of the ordinary, for sure.


    6. This was a beautiful and inventive story about how different people cope with grief The characters were relateable, the villains realistic and the story and setting were very charming.



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