By Mari Evans
Corinne has replaced, and Annie, her ally, is alarmed. Corinne has develop into withdrawn. She does not stopover at Annie anymore, and she or he does not wish Annie to go to her. She does not even are looking to speak. What has occurred? pissed off through her friend's reluctance to speak, Annie starts off to ship Corinne letters. "Dear Corinne," she writes, "you're hiding someplace inside of your self, and that i cannot locate you. . . . i am sorry, simply because i am your good friend, and that i love you anyhow." Corinne responds with letters of her personal, yet firstly they do not demonstrate a lot. Annie does not hand over. Slowly she encourages her pal to bare her scary mystery. Now Annie needs to persuade Corinne to inform an individual who will help. Celebrated black author, educator, and activist Mari Evans has created a touching tale approximately real friendship and the devastating results of kid abuse. It shines a focus on a subject of significant drawback in our kingdom and may impress conversations within the lecture room and round the dinner desk.
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Extra resources for Dear Corinne, Tell Somebody! Love, Annie: A Book About Secrets
Will you tell me? 37 From the Desk of Nurse Price Dear Corinne, One way to handle a problem is to talk about it. What I believe is that this person has told you that you better not talk to anyone about what is going on. That if you tell he (or she) will know it and then they’ll really hurt you or someone you care about. Right? People who do bad things to little children like you (or Annie) always try to scare the children by saying that. You probably know why. In order to keep doing those things you hate, they have to pretend that they are not afraid to get caught.
Always! Love, Louise Price School Nurse 40 Hey Annie, It‛s me, Corinne! I told. I told. I told! And you were right. I feel much better. I don‛t have an ugly secret roaming around inside me anymore. I don‛t have to worry about people nding out about things and thinking I‛m bad. I told! And people still like me. They are still my friends. If you were here I would hug you. Nurse Price believed me. Thanks for saying I had to tell. You have been my real friend. C. 41 Dear Annie, You know what? Everything is different now.
Among her published books are I Am a Black Woman, Nightstar, A Dark and Splendid Mass, and Black Women Writers (19501980) A Critical Evaluation. Her books for children include I Look at Me, illustrated by Mike Davis; JD, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney; Jim Flying High, illustrated by Ashley Bryan; and Singing Black: Alternative Nursery Rhymes for Children, illustrated by Ramon Price. A major figure in African American literature and the Black Arts Movement, Ms. Evans was inducted into the National Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent at Chicago State University in 1998.