Annotations for Mira in the Present Tense


Albert Whitman & Co
Twelve-year-old Mira comes from a chaotic, artistic, and outspoken family in which it's not always easy to be heard. As her beloved Nana Josie's health declines, Mira begins to discover the secrets of those around her and also starts to keep some of her own. She is drawn to mysterious Jide, a boy who is clearly hiding a troubled past. As Mira is experiencing grief for the first time, she is also discovering the wondrous and often mystical world around her. An incredibly insightful, honest novel exploring the delicate balance--and often injustice--of life and death. But at its heart, it's a celebration of friendship, culture--and life.

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Baker & Taylor
Growing up in a chaotic, artistic and outspoken family where it is not always easy to be heard, 12-year-old Mira helps care for her aging grandmother and is drawn to a mysterious boy with a troubled past while discovering wondrous things about the mystical world around her.

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Baker & Taylor
On the cusp of turning twelve years old, Mira struggles with helping her terminally ill grandmother realize her last wish and understanding her own feelings for a boy in her writing class who has a troubled past.

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