The Red Rose Box

The Red Rose Box

Book - 2002
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In 1953, Leah Hopper dreams of leaving the poverty and segregation of her home in Sulphur, Louisiana, and when Aunt Olivia sends train tickets to Los Angeles as part of her tenth birthday present, Leah gets a first taste of freedom.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, 2002
ISBN: 9780399237027
039923702X
Branch Call Number: J FICTION WOODS
Characteristics: 136 p. ; 22 cm

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Jun 10, 2013

Tremendously authentic and beautiful. The characterization and dialogue are genuine and I fancy the allusions young readers are exposed to in this thoughtful novel. Shocked it didn't win the Newberry; a powerful first novel.

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