Jewell Parker Rhodes

Ten-year-old Sugar lives at the River highway sugar plantation alongside the banks of the Mississippi. Slavery is over, yet laboring within the fields all day does not make her think very unfastened. fortunately, Sugar has a knack for locating her personal enjoyable, specifically while she joins forces with forbidden pal Billy, the white plantation owner's son.

Sugar has continually yearned to benefit extra in regards to the international, and she or he sees her probability while chinese language staff are introduced in to aid harvest the cane. The older River street parents suppose threatened, yet Sugar is interested. As she befriends younger Beau and elder grasp Liu, they introduce her to the traditions in their tradition, and he or she, in flip, stocks the methods of plantation existence. Sugar quickly realizes that she has to be the single to bridge the cultural hole and produce the group jointly. here's a tale of not going friendships and the way they could swap our lives forever.

From Jewell Parker Rhodes, the writer of Ninth Ward (a Coretta Scott King Honor e-book and a at the present time exhibit Al's e-book membership for children pick), here is one other story of a robust, lively younger woman who rises past her conditions and evokes others to paintings towards a brighter future.

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