Sugar

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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.4 X 7.7 X 1.2 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780316043052

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About the Author

Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of Ninth Ward, a Coretta Scott King honor book, Sugar, winner of the Jane Adams Peace Association book award, Bayou Magic, and Towers Falling. She has also written many award-winning books for adults

Reviews

"A magical story of hope."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
* "A magical story of hope."-- "Kirkus Reviews, starred review"
* "A magical story of hope." ""Kirkus Reviews, starred review"""
"Rhodes has created a remarkable protagonistas she artfully brings American history to life... this beautiful novel instantly grips readers' attention and emotions, holding them until the last word." ""School Library Journal"""
""S""ugar "is sweet. "Sugar "is sharp. "Sugar" is to be savored. Told through the sassy-gritty voice of a child, this novel brilliantly blends cultures and traditions not often seen together-that of former slaves and Chinese workers harvesting sugarcane during the aftermath of slavery. With nuanced storytelling, Jewell Parker Rhodes vividly portrays the brutality of the times, as well as the triumphs that arise when a community comes together. Those who read" Sugar" will be inspired to search deep within themselves to find the true meanings of friendship and freedom."
"Andrea Davis Pinkney, Coretta Scott King Award Winner & author of "Bird in a Box"""
""Sugar" is superbly triumphant--both heroine and story. This glorious mainstay opens an underrepresented chapter in American history." "Rita Williams-Garcia, author of "One Crazy Summer," National Book Award Finalist, and recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, Scott O'Dell Award, and Newbery Honor""
"Rhodes has created a remarkable protagonist as she artfully brings American history to life... this beautiful novel instantly grips readers' attention and emotions, holding them until the last word." ""School Library Journal"""
* "A magical story of hope."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Rhodes has created a remarkable protagonist as she artfully brings American history to life... this beautiful novel instantly grips readers' attention and emotions, holding them until the last word."--School Library Journal
"Sugar is superbly triumphant--both heroine and story. This glorious mainstay opens an underrepresented chapter in American history."--Rita Williams-Garcia, author of One Crazy Summer, National Book Award Finalist, and recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, Scott O'Dell Award, and Newbery Honor
"Sugar is sweet. Sugar is sharp. Sugar is to be savored. Told through the sassy-gritty voice of a child, this novel brilliantly blends cultures and traditions not often seen together-that of former slaves and Chinese workers harvesting sugarcane during the aftermath of slavery. With nuanced storytelling, Jewell Parker Rhodes vividly portrays the brutality of the times, as well as the triumphs that arise when a community comes together. Those who read Sugar will be inspired to search deep within themselves to find the true meanings of friendship and freedom."
--Andrea Davis Pinkney, Coretta Scott King Award Winner & author of Bird in a Box
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