Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Ten-year-old Sugar lives on the River Road sugar plantation along the banks of the Mississippi. Slavery is over, but laboring in the fields all day doesn't make her feel very free. Thankfully, Sugar has a knack for finding her own fun, especially when she joins forces with forbidden friend Billy, the white plantation owner's son.
"Starred Review. Rhodes' book elegantly chronicles the hope of one 10-year-old girl seeking a bigger world in postCivil War America ... A magical story of hope from Coretta Scott King Honor winner Rhodes. Ages 8-12." - Publishers Weekly
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Jewell Parker Rhodes is the Piper Endowed Chair and founding artistic director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. She has won numerous awards for her books for children and adults. Ninth Ward, her first novel for young readers, was named a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, a Notable Book for a Global Society, and a Today show Al's Book Club for Kids selection.
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