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Jul 08, 2014
| 730 Minutes
| Middle Grade (10 and up)
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Jul 08, 2014 | ISBN 9780553395259 | Middle Grade (10 and up)
It’s 1964, and Sunny’s town is being invaded. Or at least that’s what the adults of Greenwood, Mississippi are saying. All Sunny knows is that people from up north are coming to help people register to vote. They’re calling it Freedom Summer.Meanwhile, Sunny can’t help but feel like her house is being invaded, too. She has a new stepmother, a new brother, and a new sister crowding her life, giving her little room to breathe. And things get even trickier when Sunny and her brother are caught sneaking into the local swimming pool — where they bump into a mystery boy whose life is going to become tangled up in theirs.As she did in her groundbreaking documentary novel COUNTDOWN award-winning author Deborah Wiles uses stories and images to tell the riveting story of a certain time and place — and of kids who, in a world where everyone is choosing sides, must figure out how to stand up for themselves and fight for what’s right.
Deborah Wiles is the award-winning author of Each Little Bird that Sings, a National Book Award Finalist; Love, Ruby Lavender, an ALA Notable Children’s Book, a Children’s Book Sense 76 Pick, an NCTE Notable Book for the Language Arts, and… More about Deborah Wiles
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