Black Pioneers by Joyce Hansen
Home Is with Our Family

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Maria Peterson is looking forward to turning thirteen. She envisions new adult prestige and responsibility, like attending abolitionist meetings and listening to inspiring speakers like Sojourner Truth. She doesn't bank on all the unexpected changes that her thirteenth year brings, however. For starters the City of New York wants to turn her "neat little settlement" into a magnificent park. Now that Maria has made a new friend, she's even more determined to stay. But soon Maria discovers that her friend may have issues even more dire than being thrown out of her home. Will Maria be able to save her home and help her friend? Or will she just rue the day her thirteenth year began?

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James Cross Giblin is the author of more than 20 critically acclaimed books for young people. One of his recent books for Clarion, The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler, received the Robert F. Sibert Award for Informational Books. Mr. Giblin lives in New York City. Joyce Hansen, a former New York City schoolteacher, is a well-known author of both fiction and nonfiction and a four-time Coretta Scott King Honor recipient. Born and raised in the Bronx, Ms. Hansen now lives in West Columbia, South Carolina.
Published April 7, 2011 by Disney Jump At The Sun. 288 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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