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His Own Where
June Jordan, introduced by Sapphire
When His Own Where was first published in 1971, it gained both praise and notoriety. A finalist for the National Book Award, June Jordanís first young adult novel was considered controversial for being written entirely in Black English. Would children be encouraged to shirk the mastery of standard English, or would they, as Jordan proposed, become more engaged in a story about urban survival and the power of love, written as people actually speak?
ISBN 13: 9781558616585 | ISBN 10: 1558616586
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