Maizon at Blue Hill

by Jacqueline Woodson

Paperback, 1993



Call number

PB Woo

Call number

PB Woo

Local notes

PB Woo




Yearling (1993), 144 pages


After winning a scholarship to an academically challenging boarding school, Maizon finds herself one of only five blacks there and wonders if she will ever fit in. Sequel to "Last Summer with Maizon."


Original language


Physical description

144 p.; 5.25 x 0.5 inches

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While I don't think this is one of Woodson's best works, it is work the time spent reading. This author is amazingly astute at dealing with the feelings and thoughts of young adults in difficult situations.

Thirteen, living in Brooklyn, NY and secure in the love of her grandmother and her close
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friend, Maizon is quite confident. She is exceedingly smart and when she is offered a full academic scholarship at a prestigious private school in Connecticut, her grandmother strongly encourages her to spread her wings and attend.

One of only four black girls, Maizon quickly learns that bigotry and prejudice does not only reside in the affluent white community, but some of the black students display their own ignorance.

Once again, without over dramatizing the story, Woodson astutely guides the reader to an important lesson well learned.
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½ (13 ratings; 3.9)
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