Danitra Brown Leaves Town
by Nikki Grimes

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It's vacation time, and Danitra Brown is going to the country to spend the summer with her aunt. Her best friend Zuri says hurtful words as she leaves. What will she do there in the city without Danitra? Letters between the girls describe the different kinds of fun. Written as a collection of poems, the story of friendship from a distance is a sweet one.

Research Links
for Danitra Brown Leaves Town

Poems about Feelings (Since Hannah Moved Away)

Since Hannah Moved Away (with questions)

The Fourth of July


Literature Connections

Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns by Mary Quattlebaum, a novel about a ghetto kid who uses his creativity to make summer a success, Kids' Wings Unit
Click here to purchase and download Jackson Jones

A Lucky Thing by Alice Schertle, A cleverly written collection of poems about farm life


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