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Summer Jackson: Grown Up

Summer Jackson: Grown Up - Teresa E. Harris, A.G. Ford Summer decides she is tired of being a kid; she decides she is a grownup and she wants to be treated like a grownup. But Summer’s ideas of what a grownup does (wear sunglasses everywhere, get a cell phone that rings all the time, wear very high heels with very pointy toes) are quite different that the ideas Summer’s parents have of what a grownup does (clear the table, eating grownup food), and Summer decides it might not be so bad to be a kid after all.Love the beautiful African-American family in this story. Very nice.“When Mama and Daddy finish eating, they get right up. They don’t move their plates or anything! ‘Who’s going to clear the table?’ I ask.Mama and Daddy shrug.‘Someone has to do it or else we’ll get ants.’‘I think we’ll leave it to the grown-up,’ Daddy says.‘But---‘I really don’t like ants. So I clear off the dinner table and put the dishes in the sink. This isn’t fair. I’m just a---grown-up! That’s what I am.”