• Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton


As the Apollo 11 mission prepares to go to the moon, Mimi Yoshiko Oliver gets ready to move to a new state. But in 1969, Vermont is mostly white, and for half-black, half-Japanese Mimi, her appearance is enough to make her feel alien. She fights to fit in even as she defies stereotypes by entering science competitions and trying to take shop class. Despite these struggles, Mimi’s dreams of becoming an astronaut never fade, no matter how many times she’s told no.
       Judged because of her skin color, and boxed in because of her gender, Mimi is determined to break the mold. She doesn’t just want to fit into this world – she wants to better it.  384 pages
       Paperback published in 2015