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Publisher's Summary

In rural Mississippi in the 1930s, Cassie witnesses a black man address a white storekeeper by his first name - which leads to a confrontation.
©1987 Mildred D. Taylor, Max Ginsburg; (P)2008 Penguin
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"A powerful story....Readers will be haunted by its drama and emotion." (Booklist)
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By rashida on 03-19-17

Meaning of friendship

John Wallace was taught a very valuable lesson from a most unlikely teacher. There is honor in a person whose "word" actually mean something; Wallace's word comes with a price.

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By -marlo- on 07-23-16

Not what we expected

Understandably an accurate depiction of the time, and an intriguing short story for adults or older children. The cover made i

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