In the Night, on Lanvale Street by Jane Leslie Conly

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I'm afraid, but I can't call Mom or Dad, 'cause Jerry might wake up. If I try to tell Shannon, she puts a pillow over her head, 'cause she doesn't like to talk about Mr. Healy. She says remembering him makes her sad.
"Charlie," he whispers.
I'm afraid. In the dark night, I feel like I'm at sea, in that little boat Mr. Healy used to talk about. That's why I'm writing this down. If you're listening, I hope you'll listen close. I'm not making any of it up.
He whispers in my ear, "Watch out."

A new novel from a Newbery Honor author

Summer has just begun, and thirteen-year-old Charlie and her younger brother, Jerry, anticipate spending the lazy days roaming their working-class Baltimore neighborhood. That is, until Jim Chalmers, a strange man who used to live nearby, enlists their help in solving the murder of their neighbor Mr. Healy.

As Charlie learns more about Mr. Healy's death, she struggles to protect her innocent younger brother from the realities of gangs and drugs, and to help him make that difficult transition from childhood to adolescence.

About Jane Leslie Conly

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Jane Leslie Conly is the author of the critically acclaimed Trout Summer (an ALA Notable and Best Book for Young Adults). She is also the author of While No One Was Watching, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, as well as the Newbery Honor book Crazy Lady!
Published May 1, 2005 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 256 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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A summer of anticipated lazy days filled with pleasant afternoons hanging out in their blue-collar Baltimore community is marred for Charlie, age 13, and her best friend and neighbor, Shan, by the increasing drug traffic that is invading the quiet streets.

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As the book opens, Mr. Healy, a favorite neighbor who ran a boarding house, has been murdered, and one of the boarders, a strange gent they call \x93the raincoat man,\x94 begins talking with Charlie and Jerry about solving the crime.

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