The Red Rose Box by Brenda WoodsThe Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods

The Red Rose Box

byBrenda WoodsIllustratorBrenda Woods

Paperback | December 29, 2003

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On her tenth birthday, Leah receives a surprise gift from glamorous Aunt Olivia, Mama's only sister, who lives in Los Angeles.  It is a red rose box.  Not many people in 1958 Louisiana have seen such a beautiful traveling case, covered with red roses, filled with jewelry, silk bedclothes, expensive soaps...and train tickets to California.  Soon after, Leah and her sister, Ruth, find themselves in Hollywood, far away from cotton fields and Jim Crow laws.  To Leah, California feels like freedom.  But when disaster strikes back home, Leah and Ruth have to stay with Aunt Olivia permanently.  Will freedom ever feel like home?
Brenda Woods was born in Ohio, grew up in Southern California, and attended California State University, Northridge. Her award-winning books for young readers include The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond (a CCBC choice and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book); the Coretta Scott King Honor winner The Red Rose Box; the ALAN Pick Saint Louis ...
Title:The Red Rose BoxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.64 × 5.06 × 0.37 inPublished:December 29, 2003Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142501514

ISBN - 13:9780142501511

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Editorial Reviews

"A timeless universal tale of young girl's road to maturity.  An impressive debut." -Kirkus Reviews