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Synopsis:

More than anything else, George Harrington wants a motorcycle. He works in his grandmother's store in Obadiah, Alabama, trying to save enough money for the precious bike. Esther Garrison works at the store, too, trying to earn money for a dream of her own — to continue her education. George, Esther, and Esthers brother Bennett quickly become friends, even though George is white and the Garrisons are black. The three spend their time together sneaking onto Mr. Vorhises property to fish and search for outlaw treasure, avoiding his vicious dogs and the strange old woman who seems to stalk them. George, Esther, and Bennett find more than fish on Mr. Vorhise's land — they stumble onto chilling evidence that shatters their idyllic summer and the towns peaceful surface. As the tragic events unfold, George must confront the ugly realities of racism, realities that force him to rethink his priorities. John Armisteads memorable, carefully drawn characters capture the hope and heartbreak of a turbulent era.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781571316639
Author:
Armistead, John
Publisher:
Milkweed Editions
Illustrator:
Gregory, Fran
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues/Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Prejudice and Racism
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Number:
Second Edition
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 10 oz
Age Level:
08-13

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Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Prejudice and Racism

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More than anything else, George Harrington wants a motorcycle. He works in his grandmother's store in Obadiah, Alabama, trying to save enough money for the precious bike. Esther Garrison works at the store, too, trying to earn money for a dream of her own — to continue her education. George, Esther, and Esthers brother Bennett quickly become friends, even though George is white and the Garrisons are black. The three spend their time together sneaking onto Mr. Vorhises property to fish and search for outlaw treasure, avoiding his vicious dogs and the strange old woman who seems to stalk them. George, Esther, and Bennett find more than fish on Mr. Vorhise's land — they stumble onto chilling evidence that shatters their idyllic summer and the towns peaceful surface. As the tragic events unfold, George must confront the ugly realities of racism, realities that force him to rethink his priorities. John Armisteads memorable, carefully drawn characters capture the hope and heartbreak of a turbulent era.
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