Darby

ISBN-10: 0763622907

ISBN-13: 9780763622909

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Description: "Darby's first-person narrative is frank and immediate . . . expressing what it's like for an ordinary white kid who suddenly discovers evil -- and courage -- where she lives." -- BOOKLIST A Book Sense 76 Top Ten Pick A National Council for the Social Studies Notable Trade Book for Young People An International Reading Association Notable Book "The root of this work stems from a series of oral history interviews the author conducted. . . . Darby symbolizes how one person, even a child, can make a difference." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS "Her voice, rich with southern idiom, rings true." -- THE HORN BOOK

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Book details

List price: $7.99
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 9/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.10" wide x 7.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Jonathon Scott Fuqua is the author of Darby, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2003, In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe, and The Reappearance of Sam Webber, an ALA Alex Award for best adult book for young adults, a NYPL Best Book for the Teenage, an SLJ Best Book of the Year, and a Booklist Editors Choice. A writer, artist, historian, and teacher, he has won three Maryland State Arts Council Fiction Writing Awards. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.

Hearing voices, I raised my eyes and saw Evette and her older brothers halfway down the dirt lane to their house. I got up and met them. "Hey, Joebean and Lucius," I told them.
"Hey Darby," they said.
Evette pointed at the notebook I had. "You got another story writ up?"
Nodding, I said, "You wanna edit it?"
"Long as my name gets in the paper."
"It's gonna," I promised.
"I sat outside while Evette changed into her play clothes. Then we went through the field and into the woods. Sitting down on top of a log, she read what I'd done. She read it agai, and lifting her face real slow, she gave me a look. "Is it okay?" I asked.
"Just needs some smoothing out. This one's done more professional than the last." She smiled at me.
"Do you think it's good?"
"I do," she told me, taking my pencil and marking my newspaper article in what seemed like a hundred different spots. She saw me watching, and said, "It ain't nothing."
Darby by Jonathon Scott Fuqua. Copyright (c) 2002 by Jonathon Scott Fuqua. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
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