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If it makes you happy

by Kann, Claire,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 20 Libraries 20 of 21 copies
Available (20)
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Young Adult YA FIC KANN
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Braddock Carnegie Library Teen Fiction YA F KAN
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CLP - Beechview Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Kann
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CLP - Brookline Fiction TEEN FICTION Kann
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CLP - Carrick Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Kann
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CLP - East Liberty Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Kann
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CLP - Hazelwood Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Kann
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CLP - Homewood Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Kann
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CLP - Knoxville Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Kann
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CLP - Lawrenceville Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Kann
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Kann
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CLP - Sheraden Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Kann
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CLP - South Side Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Kann
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Kann
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CLP - Woods Run Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Kann
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Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y KANN CLAIRE
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Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F KANN Claire
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA KANN Claire
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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Sewickley Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA KAN
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Western Allegheny Community Library Young Adult Fiction YAF KANN
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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CLP - West End Teen Fiction IN TRANSIT
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Summary

Claire Kann's If It Makes You Happy is a coming-of-age novel about a young girl learning to embrace her cultural and sexuality identity.

Winnie is living her best fat girl life and is on her way to the best place on earth. No, not Disneyland--her Granny's diner, Goldeen's, in the small town of Misty Haven. While there, she works in her fabulous 50's inspired uniform, twirling around the diner floor and earning an obscene amount of tips. With her family and ungirlfriend at her side, she has everything she needs for one last perfect summer before starting college in the fall.

...until she becomes Misty Haven's Summer Queen in a highly anticipated matchmaking tradition that she wants absolutely nothing to do with.

Newly crowned, Winnie is forced to take center stage in photoshoots and a never-ending list of community royal engagements. Almost immediately, she discovers that she's deathly afraid of it all: the spotlight, the obligations, and the way her Merry Haven Summer King, wears his heart, humor, and honesty on his sleeve.

Stripped of Goldeen's protective bubble, to salvage her summer Winnie must conquer her fears, defy expectations, and be the best Winnie she knows she can be--regardless of what anyone else thinks of her.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Winnie is a big, fiery Black girl who loves herself, her family, and her granny's diner in the little town of Misty Haven. For her last summer before college, Winnie goes to work at the diner, and everything in her life seems perfect until she unexpectedly becomes Misty Haven's Summer Queen. Then, her secret crush, Dallas, nominates himself to be Summer King, much to the dismay of Winnie's queerplatonic ungirlfriend, Kara. As Winnie wrestles with what she wants out of love and life she must overcome her fears and challenge others to view her with the same body positivity with which she views herself. Kann's (Let's Talk about Love, 2018) beautiful sophomore novel is a model for intersectional inclusion done right, exploring and questioning the social labels we place on ourselves and others. With visibility and love given to the asexual community, this character-driven story of a queer, fat Black girl will help fill an unfortunate hole in our bookshelves.--Jessica Anne Bratt Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Self-confidence in adolescence -- Fiction.
African American teenagers -- Fiction.
Lesbian teenagers -- Fiction.
Overweight teenagers -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 343 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781250192677
1250192676
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