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For Lamb by Lesa Cline-Ransome
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Jan 10, 2023 | ISBN 9780823450152

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★ “Unendingly powerful, the story and characters are unforgettable.”School Library Journal, Starred Review

★ “Cline-Ransome deftly creates unforgettable characters, each with a distinct voice, and exposes readers to the oppressive racism of the Jim Crow South. . . . This standalone novel is a devastating page-turner that tells an all-too-realistic story.” The Horn Book, Starred Review

★ “Told with nuance and subtlety, this is a powerful story of striving to succeed in the face of nearly impossible odds.”—Booklist, Starred Review
★ “Cline-Ransome depicts injustice and violence with a perfect balance of brutality and sensitivity. She particularly excels at portraying the nuances of relationships and character motivations, which are often at odds. . . . For Lamb is a heartbreaking novel that will leave readers with a visceral understanding of history.”—BookPage, Starred Review

“In lyrical prose that displays adroit attention to historical detail, Cline-Ransome empathetically renders a perpetually optimistic protagonist whose hopeful outlook lends heartbreaking resonance to the narrative’s dark themes.)—Publishers Weekly

“The voices of the characters complement each other, and the movement through narrators creates space for the readers to breathe so that the tension that fills the book from the very first page doesn’t completely overwhelm. An important and resolute depiction of the inhumanity of a still potent problem.”—Kirkus Reviews


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