Posted on March 27, 2013 by Ms. Martha
Summary: 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.
Filed under: 2013-2014 Club, Not Mock Newbery | Tagged: 2013, African Americans, historical fiction, Louisiana, plantation life, race relations, Reconstruction | 1 Comment »
Posted on April 27, 2011 by Ms. Martha
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.
Filed under: 2011-2012 Club, Not Mock Newbery | Tagged: 2011, ghosts, guilt, Louisiana | 1 Comment »