I Am Here Now by Barbara Bottner audiobook

I Am Here Now

By Barbara Bottner
Read by Frankie Corzo

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781250207692
6.62 Hours 1
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I Am Here Now is a coming-of-age novel in free verse set in the Bronx in the early 1960s. Maisie is about to turn sixteen and her grandmother and brother Davy are only sometime allies in a very tumultuous household, with an abusive mother and a cheating father. Maisie struggles with friendship, her growing sexuality, and with her future—she wants to be an artist but her mother isn’t supportive. Most of all, Maisie is struggling to discover herself—who she is and what she wants. In a home that tells her she is worth nothing, Maisie uses her creativity to draw a brighter future for herself, one where she is fully realized. As heartbreaking as it is inspiring, Cellophane Girl is unafraid to show the messy parts of growing up, while revelling in the passion of young friendship, first love, sexuality, and art.

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Summary

Summary

I Am Here Now is a coming-of-age novel in free verse set in the Bronx in the early 1960s.

Maisie is about to turn sixteen and her grandmother and brother Davy are only sometime allies in a very tumultuous household, with an abusive mother and a cheating father. Maisie struggles with friendship, her growing sexuality, and with her future—she wants to be an artist but her mother isn’t supportive.

Most of all, Maisie is struggling to discover herself—who she is and what she wants. In a home that tells her she is worth nothing, Maisie uses her creativity to draw a brighter future for herself, one where she is fully realized.

As heartbreaking as it is inspiring, Cellophane Girl is unafraid to show the messy parts of growing up, while revelling in the passion of young friendship, first love, sexuality, and art.

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Author Bio: Barbara Bottner

Author Bio: Barbara Bottner

Barbara Bottner is the author of many favorites for young readers, including Rosa’s Room, illustrated by Beth Spiegel; the ever-popular Bootsie Barker Bites, illustrated by Peggy Rathmann; and Bootsie Barker Ballerina, also an I Can Read Book, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Together with her husband, Gerald Kruglik, Ms. Bottner has authored the award-winning picture book Wallace’s Lists, illustrated by Olof Landström, and the I Can Read Book Pish and Posh, which she illustrated.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Runtime: 6.62
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English