Twelve-year-old Safiri Fields has always been taught to see the positive side of everything in life - especially when bad things happen. Every Thanksgiving, for as long as she can remember, her Mama, Josephine has made her write down why she should be thankful for everything that happened to her during the year. It is an idea that Safiri neither agrees with nor understands. And, when Safiri learns that Josephine has been diagnosed with an incurable illness, Mama's way of thinking is further challenged. Pineapple Sugar is a story of a young girl's journey toward making peace with the unexpected, even in the face of tragedy. A path rooted in family tradition helps Safiri decide whether to resist the bitter reality in front of her or fight to embrace the lesson in it. Whatever she decides will surely change her life forever.
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