If You Read This

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if you read this kereen getten

From the author of the critically acclaimed novel When Life Gives You Mangos comes a captivating journey of love, loss, and letters.

When Brie was younger, her mama used to surprise her with treasure hunts around their island town. After she died three years ago, these became Brie’s favorite memories.

Now, on her twelfth birthday, her mama has another surprise: a series of letters leading Brie on one last treasure hunt.

The first letter guides Brie to a special place.

The next urges her to unlock a secret.

And the last letter will change life as she knows it.

In this poignant coming-of-age story of new memories, surprises, and moments of healing, Kereen Getten beautifully captures the edge of adolescence, when everything is thrilling, amazing, and terrifying in a way it will never be again.---from the publisher

208 pages                                                978-0593174005                             Ages 9-13

Keywords: coming of age, African American and Black stories, African American author, diversity, diverse books, Black Girl Books, mother/daughter, death and dying, letters, treasure hunt, healing, love, loss, Caribbean, island, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old

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