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How High The Moon

How High The Moon (Paperback)

By Parsons, Karyn

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Boston was nothing like South Carolina. Up there, colored folks could go anywhere they wanted. Folks didn't wait for church to dress in their fancy clothes. Fancy was just life. Mama was a city girl . . . and now I was going to be one too. It's 1944, and in the small Southern tow...n of Alcolu, South Carolina, eleven-year-old Ella spends her days fishing and running wild with her cousins. But life is not always so sunny. Ella's mother lives far away in Boston, dreaming of being a jazz singer - and the simmering tension of a town divided by race is ever-present. Ella is therefore ecstatic when her mother invites her to visit. While in Boston Ella searches for evidence of the father she's never known, and also has her eyes opened to the possibility of a life she'd never dreamed of - one where African Americans can do as they please, and are respected. But her happiness is shattered when she returns home to the news that her classmate, George, has been arrested for the murder of two white girls. And nothing will ever be the same again.
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ISBN 9780241346891
Released NZ 19 Mar 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780241346891
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Released 19 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Parsons, Karyn
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 256g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American, JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century, JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism, Family & home stories Children's / Teenage, Personal & social issues racism & multiculturalism Children's / Teenage
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile