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Leanora Sutter. Esther Hirsh. Merlin Van Tornhout. Johnny Reeves . . .These characters are among the unforgettable cast inhabiting a small Vermont town in 1924. A town that turns against its own when the Ku Klux Klan moves in. No one is safe, especially the two youngest, twelve-year-old Leanora, an African-American girl, and six-year-old Esther, who is Jewish.In this story of a community on the brink of disaster, told through the haunting and impassioned voices of its inhabitants, Newbery Award winner Karen Hesse takes readers into the hearts and minds of those who bear witness.
Hesse's powerful tale about justice, tolerance, and community is now in paperback. When a small Vermont town turns against its own in 1924 when the Ku Klux Klan moves in, no one is safe--especially 12-year-old Leonora, an African-American girl, and six-year-old Esther, who is Jewish.
Number of Pages: 161
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / United States / General
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Karen Hesse
Street Date: January 1, 2003
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-9947
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