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Keesha's House

(2003)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book (nominee)
An unforgettable narrative collage told in poems

Keesha has found a safe place to live, and other kids gravitate to her house when they just can't make it on their own. They are Stephie - pregnant, trying to make the right decisions for herself and those she cares about; Jason - Stephie's boyfriend, torn between his responsibility to Stephie and the baby and the promise of a college basketball career; Dontay - in foster care while his parents are in prison, feeling unwanted both inside and outside the system; Carmen - arrested on a DUI charge, waiting in a juvenile detention center for a judge to hear her case; Harris - disowned by his father after disclosing that he's gay, living in his car, and taking care of himself; Katie - angry at her mother's loyalty to an abusive stepfather, losing herself in long hours of work and school.

Stretching the boundaries of traditional poetic forms - sestinas and sonnets - Helen Frost's extraordinary debut novel for young adults weaves together the stories of these seven teenagers as they courageously struggle to hold their lives together and overcome their difficulties.

Keesha's House is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

    

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Hardback Editions

June 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Keesha's House
Author(s): Helen Frost
ISBN: 1-4352-0421-2 / 978-1-4352-0421-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2007-06-28
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July 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Literacy Bridge - Large Print - Keesha's House
Author(s): Helen Frost
ISBN: 0-7862-7697-5 / 978-0-7862-7697-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Keesha's House (Michael L. Printz Honor Book (Awards))
Author(s): Helen Frost
ISBN: 0-374-34064-1 / 978-0-374-34064-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Keesha's House
Author(s): Helen Frost
ISBN: 0-312-64127-3 / 978-0-312-64127-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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February 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Keesha's House
Author(s): Helen Frost
ISBN: 0-374-40012-1 / 978-0-374-40012-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Audio Editions

November 2004 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Keesha's House
Author(s): Helen Frost
ISBN: 1-4025-9930-7 / 978-1-4025-9930-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Keesha's House
Author(s): Helen Frost
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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