White Lilacs

Paperback | December 5, 2006

byCarolyn Meyer

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Young Rose Lee Jefferson is shocked to learn that the white residents of Dillon, Texas, want to raze the city's black enclave, Freedomtown, and build a park in its place. Rose Lee and the other residents of Freedomtown cannot bear the thought of losing their homes. But fighting the city's plans could be costly-or even life threatening. Will the families of Freedomtown be able to save their thriving community? Includes a reader's guide.

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Young Rose Lee Jefferson is shocked to learn that the white residents of Dillon, Texas, want to raze the city's black enclave, Freedomtown, and build a park in its place. Rose Lee and the other residents of Freedomtown cannot bear the thought of losing their homes. But fighting the city's plans could be costly-or even life threatening....

Carolyn Meyer is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people. Her many award-winning novels include Mary, Bloody Mary, an ABA Pick of the Lists, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess , a New York Times bestse...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.02 × 4.56 × 0.69 inPublished:December 5, 2006Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152058516

ISBN - 13:9780152058517

Appropriate for ages: 7

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Meyer's writing style is accessible and engaging, making this a good read or an easy curriculum connection to the multicultural mainstream." - Booklist "