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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District. (Show)

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Summary:

"Opal Pruitt is just about to turn 18 in the oppressively hot summer of 1936. She works hard at her job, takes care of her beloved Granny, and dreams about boys with her cousin Lucille. The young black teenager's journey to adulthood will be forged in fire, though, as the Ku Klux Klan attacks her Colored Town neighborhood and she endures a vicious beating at the hands of an unknown white attacker. Although slavery is over, Parsons, Georgia is still starkly divided along unequal racial lines and Opal begins to fear the community's thirst for justice on her behalf could ignite a chain reaction with devastating consequences." -- Library Journal.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC JACKSON-BROWN (Text) 33892100690107 Adult New Books Book None 05/10/2021 Checked out 07/08/2021
OTLD Boardman Library F JAC (Text) 37818000383150 Adult Fiction Book None 06/03/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780785240440
  • ISBN: 0785240446
  • Physical Description: vi, 360 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2021]

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General Note:
"Includes discussion questions"--Page [4] of cover.
Summary, etc.:
"Opal Pruitt is just about to turn 18 in the oppressively hot summer of 1936. She works hard at her job, takes care of her beloved Granny, and dreams about boys with her cousin Lucille. The young black teenager's journey to adulthood will be forged in fire, though, as the Ku Klux Klan attacks her Colored Town neighborhood and she endures a vicious beating at the hands of an unknown white attacker. Although slavery is over, Parsons, Georgia is still starkly divided along unequal racial lines and Opal begins to fear the community's thirst for justice on her behalf could ignite a chain reaction with devastating consequences." -- Library Journal.
Subject: Race relations > Fiction.
African American teenagers > Fiction.
Segregation > Fiction.
Violence > Fiction.
Communities > Fiction.
Southern States > Fiction.
Southern States.
Genre: Fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.
Christian fiction.

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