Come a Stranger


by Cynthia Voigt (Author)

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   Book 5   
Pages: 256
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Mina Smiths lives to dance, so her scholarship to ballet camp seems like a dream come true. She doesn't even mind being the only black girl in the troupe – that is, until she is told that she'll never be a classical dancer.

It's then that Mina begins to face some difficult truths about race and identity and transfers her passion for dance to Tamer Shipp, the summer minister for her church. The problem is, he's a grown man with a family, but she can't stop wishing for more to their friendship than simply pastor and parishioner . . .

Recognition: Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature Medalist (1987)

Tillerman Cycle Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Tillerman Cycle
Reading level: 11+
Books in series: 7
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: adventure  culture  family  realistic fiction  illness & grief 

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Books in series order

1.   Homecoming  (1981)
2.   Dicey's Song  (1982)
3.   A Solitary Blue  (1983)
4.   The Runner  (1985)
5.   Come a Stranger  (1986)
6.   Sons from Afar  (1987)
7.   Seventeen Against the Dealer  (1989)