Gilbert & Sullivan Set Me Free by Kathleen Karr

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In prison, there are few secrets. But Libby Dodge, the youngest inmate, guards the nature of her crime from the other women, even as they openly recount their former lives as arsonists, thieves, and prostitutes. Libby's hopeless and miserable situation changes unexpectedly with the arrival of a new chaplain, Mrs. Wilkinson. Mrs. Wilkinson has surprising and newfangled ideas about prison reform, which include launching an elaborate production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. The production transforms the women-their views of themselves, their abilities, their place in the world.

About Kathleen Karr

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Kathleen Karr is the author of several books, including "The Great Turkey Walk," which was named a Best Book of the Year by both "School Library Journal "and "Publishers Weekly," She lives with her family in Washington, D.C.
Published September 1, 2004 by Perfection Learning. 226 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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