by Virginia Hamilton | Grades: 4-6 | Ages 9-12 | Lexile Level: 550
About Cousins by Virginia Hamilton
Concerned that her grandmother may die, Cammy is unprepared for the accidental death of another relative.
Being cousins doesn't mean you'll be friends....
Cammy loves her family -- except for her cousin Patty Ann. Though she knows she shouldn't feel this way, she can't help it. Patty Ann is too perfect to like, too perfect to be a friend.
Then one day something terrible happens, something that can't be changed. That's when Cammy learns the truth about Patty Ann, and about family love -- and forgiveness.
Biographical Notes About Virginia Hamilton
Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002) changed children's literature for generations of readers, winning every major award in her field across the globe. Her awards and honors include the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, a MacArthur Fellowship, and four honorary doctorates. Virginia was married to Arnold Adoff, and they have two children and one grandchild.