A Little Love

by Virginia Hamilton

Sheema doesn't remember anything about her mother who died when she was born... read more

Sheema doesn't remember anything about her mother who died when she was born or about her father who left home soon afterwards. Although Sheema has been lovingly cared for by her maternal grandparents and feels a sense of belonging in the vocational school she attends, she often feels "lost" or "empty" and wonders if finding her father might fill the void. In the great American tradition, Sheema and her boyfriend Forrest pile into an old Dodge and set out on the highway to look for Sheema's father. An extraordinary story emanates from the outstanding characterization of an ordinary young woman searching for her identity, with the loving support of family and friends. (Age 14 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1984

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