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Stones of Mourning Creek, The

The Stones of Mourning Creek
Written by Diane LesBecquets

$16.95 ($24.95 CAN)
ISBN #1-58837-004-6
Ages 12 and up
Grade 7 and up
5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
306 pages
Teen fiction

Editorial Reviews
Voice of Youth Advocates,

"Six months ago, fourteen-year-old Francine's mother died. She and her father are grieving still and unable to communicate with each other. Francine has no friends until she meets Ruthie, a black girl of her own age. They become inseparable, despite the warnings of Francine's father. Gradually, Francine and Ruthie realize that they have the key to discovering what really happened the night Francine's mother died. Did she really lose her way in the woods? Or did something else happen?

This story of girlhood friendship and growing up is also one of grief, loss, adventure, and mystery. It touches on issues of racism, dishonestly, the effects of war, and poverty. The writing is warm and sympathetic, handling these complex issues deftly. . . . This book is a natural choice for girls who might not be quite ready for To Kill a Mockingbird or who enjoyed Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1964…"

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