Posted in 2013-2014 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Sugar, by Jewell Parker Rhodes

SugarSummary: In 1870, Reconstruction brings big changes to the Louisiana sugar plantation where spunky ten-year-old Sugar has always lived, including her friendship with Billy, the son of her former master, and the arrival of workmen from China.

Little, Brown & Co.


Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Circle of Secrets, by Kimberly Griffiths Little

Summary: A year after her mother has deserted the family, eleven-year-old Shelby goes to stay with her, deep in the Louisiana bayou, where they both confront old hurts and regrets.