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Title: The Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsSisterhood of the Traveling Pants Bookcover

Author: Ann Brashares

MLA Citation: Brashares, Ann. The sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. New York: Delacorte Press, 2001. Print.

Awards/Honors: ALA Best Books for Young Adults (2002)
Indiana Young Hoosier Award (2004)
Iowa Teen Book Award (2004)
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award (2002)
New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award (2004)
Rhode Island Children’s Book Award (2003)
Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award (2003)
Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List (2003)
Washington Evergreen Young Adult Book Award (2004)
Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award (2004)
Missouri Gateway Readers Award (2004)
Arizona Young Readers Award (2005)
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (2004)
Book Sense Book of the Year (2002)
Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List (2002)
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (2004)

Annotation: Four teenage girls set out for a summer apart – Tibby is staying home, Lena is going to Greece, Carmen is going to South Carolina, and Bridget is going to Baja, California. They will stay connected and support one another through a pair of jeans that fits each one, different as they are, just right.

Booktalk: What would you do without your best friends? This is the question Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget are asking themselves as they prepare for a summer apart. Before they all head off and leave Tibby behind, however, they discover something amazing – an ordinary pair of thrift-store jeans somehow fits all of them  – despite their different body types – perfectly. They agree the pants must be magic and to send them to one another over the course of the summer. The pants will keep them together, witness their adventures, and offer support as they make their way across the US – and Europe – for their summer apart. How much will they see, learn, and grow over the course of the summer?

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