Mosquitoes Don’t Bite Me

Mosquitoes Don’t Bite Me

by Pendred Noyce

Mosquitoes don’t bite Nala Simiyu. It’s part of who she is, like being a half-Kenyan seventh-grader whose mother is in a wheelchair. But when a schoolmate’s father–who happens to head up a large drug company–learns of Nala’s special power, the excitement begins. After helping out with mosquito research, Nala has the chance to travel to Kenya to investigate mosquitoes’ reactions to her father’s family. All goes well until a man heartbroken by his daughter’s death from malaria kidnaps Nala. In the midst of a realistic adventure story, this book will introduce young readers to such dilemmas as health disparities, subtle racism, and who owns biological information. Brave, fallible, compassionate and spirited, Nala is a strongly relatable character in a loving, imperfect family.


Ages: 9-up
ISBN: 9781943431304
Price: $16.95
Published by: Tumblehome Learning, Inc.

More

  • Ruby’s Birds
  • Being Jack
  • The Cherry Pie Princess
  • Polly and Buster The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster
  • The Extraordinary Life of Malala Yousafzai
  • The Extraordinary Life of Rosa Parks
  • Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe
  • Dreamers
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Give Us the Vote!: Over Two Hundred Years of Fighting for the Ballot
  • I Voted: Making a Choice Makes a Difference
  • A New Green Day
  • Hey, Water!
  • Harvey Milk
  • A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation
  • Parrots, Pugs, and Pixie Dust: A Book About Fashion Designer Judith Leiber
  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre
  • The Compton Cowboys: Young Readers’ Edition
  • The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver
  • Rice from Heaven: The Secret Mission to Feed North Koreans
Back to Top