"In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement." 2015 Newbery Award Honor Book
This volume, the eighth in the My Boyfriend Is a Monster series, is a bit different from the others. Oh, like the other books, it’s still completely predictable in the development of its romance, from the “he’s different, which makes him attractive” introduction to the eventual end of the relationship (because really, human girls and supernatural beings? not meant to last)...For one thing, though, the “monster” here isn’t what we traditionally think of with that word. Gabriel is an angel.
A foster child named Angel and twelve-year-old Stella, who are living with Stella's great-aunt Louise at the Linger Longer Cottage Colony on Cape Cod, secretly assume responsibility for the vacation rentals when Louise unexpectedly dies and the girls are afraid of being returned to the foster care system.
Fostering Imagination in Children: Dots, Spots and Circles!