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Maxine Banks is Getting Married - Lori Aurelia Williams


Williams, L. A. (2010). Maxine Banks is getting married. New York: Roaring Brook Press.


Annotation: When seventeen-year-old Maxine Banks from Houston, Texas convinces her boyfriend to marry her, she finds out that marriage isn’t quite what she had in mind.


Author: Though Lori Aurelia Williams adored reading as a child, she never thought she'd be a writer when she grew up. While studying English at the University of Texas at Austin, she departed from the traditional lecture and composition courses and took a creative writing class on whim. Through that class, she learned she loved and had a gift for storytelling. For her fiction, which combines African-American storytelling with street slang, she was awarded a creative writing scholarship and a James A. Michener Fellowship. Born in Houston, Lori Aurelia Williams now lives in Austin.


Awards: Amazon 100% "liked" the book

Appropriate Levels: 9 -12 year olds

Genre: Teen Fiction