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This novel takes place 10 years after HOW I FOUND THE STRONG ended and deals with the reconstruction and race relations after the war. Told from the point of view of 13 year old Addy, who is abandoned by her redneck family and taken in by Shanks (from STRONG) and his new wife. There Addy learns she can make different decisions than those dictated by her own racist family. Vivid scenes involving the Ku Klux Klan, a school burning and attempted lynching add drama to this riveting coming of age historical novel.

Author, Margaret McMullen captures the hardship and hardscrabble feel of this post-Civil War time as well as the hopeful rebuilding of southern communities.

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Life as an ODonnell is all twelve-year-old Addy knows, and life as an ODonnell means trouble.

Tucked away in a gray patch of woods called No-Bob, the ODonnell clan has nothing but a bad reputation. So when Addys mama abandons her on the afternoon of Mr. Frank Russells wedding celebration, nobody is very surprised. A reluctant Mr. Frank and his new wife take Addy in, and Addy does everything she can to prove that at least one ODonnell has promise. But one day, Addy witnesses a terrible event that brings her old world crashing into the new.

As she finds herself being pulled back into No-Bob and the grips of her ODonnell kin, Addy is faced with the biggest decision of her life. Can she somehow find the courage to do whats right, even if it means betraying one of her own?

Synopsis:

This novel takes place 10 years after HOW I FOUND THE STRONG ended and deals with the reconstruction and race relations after the war. Told from the point of view of 13 year old Addy, who is abandoned by her redneck family and taken in by Shanks (from STRONG) and his new wife. There Addy learns she can make different decisions than those dictated by her own racist family. Vivid scenes involving the Ku Klux Klan, a school burning and attempted lynching add drama to this riveting coming of age historical novel.

Author, Margaret McMullen captures the hardship and hardscrabble feel of this post-Civil War time as well as the hopeful rebuilding of southern communities.

About the Author

Margaret McMullan is the acclaimed author of When I Crossed No-Bob and How I Found the Strong, as well as the adult novels In My Mothers House and When Warhol Was Still Alive. Her work has appeared in such publications as Glamour, the Chicago Tribune, and Michigan Quarterly Review. She is a professor and the chair of the English department at the University of Evansville in Indiana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547237633
Author:
Mcmullan, Margaret
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
McMullan, Margaret
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.25 in 0.43 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
Life as an ODonnell is all twelve-year-old Addy knows, and life as an ODonnell means trouble.

Tucked away in a gray patch of woods called No-Bob, the ODonnell clan has nothing but a bad reputation. So when Addys mama abandons her on the afternoon of Mr. Frank Russells wedding celebration, nobody is very surprised. A reluctant Mr. Frank and his new wife take Addy in, and Addy does everything she can to prove that at least one ODonnell has promise. But one day, Addy witnesses a terrible event that brings her old world crashing into the new.

As she finds herself being pulled back into No-Bob and the grips of her ODonnell kin, Addy is faced with the biggest decision of her life. Can she somehow find the courage to do whats right, even if it means betraying one of her own?

"Synopsis" by , This novel takes place 10 years after HOW I FOUND THE STRONG ended and deals with the reconstruction and race relations after the war. Told from the point of view of 13 year old Addy, who is abandoned by her redneck family and taken in by Shanks (from STRONG) and his new wife. There Addy learns she can make different decisions than those dictated by her own racist family. Vivid scenes involving the Ku Klux Klan, a school burning and attempted lynching add drama to this riveting coming of age historical novel.

Author, Margaret McMullen captures the hardship and hardscrabble feel of this post-Civil War time as well as the hopeful rebuilding of southern communities.

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