The True Definition of Neva Beane
by Christine Kendall

The True Definition of Neva Beane
Christine Kendall

We’re trying to find the right words to show how … Thrilled? Overjoyed? Ecstatic? … we are about Christine Kendall’s new book The True Definition of Neva Beane.

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Neva Beane is a 12 year old logophile — a lover of words — and she uses those words to help make sense of the world. Her friends, her family, her body, her neighborhood (West Philadelphia!) are all changing. Kirkus Reviews describes it as:

A quietly affecting portrait of an aspiring activist logophile as a Black Philly girl.

Kirkus Reviews

Being twelve isn’t easy, especially when you’re Neva Beane. She knows she’s beautiful and smart but there are so many confusing signals in everyday life about, well, everything!

“[A}…thrill ride through the twists and turns of adolescence. Christine Kendall has delivered an inter-generational story written with humor, heart, hope — and the power of self discovery.”

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The True Definition of Neva Beane
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