Full Cicada Moon Quotes

Full Cicada Moon Quotes
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Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

By Lauren Ayube

Twelve year old Mimi has just moved from California to a small town in Vermont. The year is 1969, and Mimi struggles to figure out where she belongs. As the half-Black and half-Japanese new girl in school who wants to be an astronaut, Mimi wonders if she will ever be happy in her new town, and if she and her family will ever be accepted.

Full Cicada Moon

Storyboard Description

Have students make text connections by identifying their favorite quote from Full Cicada Moon and describing what it means to them.

Storyboard Text

  • Favorite Quote from Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
  • When Mimi thinks this, she realizes that the secretary knew that a new girl was expected from California, but Mimi was not at all what she pictured. This part is important because it shows one of the many subtle ways that Mimi encountered racism, and that even though it wasn't intentional, it was still hurtful.
  • Maybe she was expecting a new girl from California, but not expecting me.
  • Welcome
  • Oh yes. We've been expecting you.
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