The Stones of Mourning Creek by Diane Les Becquets

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When fourteen-year-old Francie befriends Ruthie, a black girl, amidst the rampant prejudice in their small town in 1960s Alabama, she suffers from the gruesome harassment of her white peers. But Ruthie demonstrates the humanity and love that helps Francie uncover the truth behind her mother’s death and deal with her father’s neglect and alcoholism.


About Diane Les Becquets

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Diane Les Becquets was hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a writer to watch" after the publication of her first novel, "The ""S""tones of Mourning Creek," In addition to teaching writing, she enjoys archaeology, snowmobiling, bicycling, and is a competitive archer. She recently completed her MFA in creative writing. Diane lives in northwestern Colorado with her three sons.
Published October 16, 2012 by Skyscape. 322 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Francie's mother relates the brief opening chapter, which hints at foul play: while the woman searches for Francie's alcoholic father one night, she hears the voice of a distressed child, shouts that the child should run, then loses consciousness (and her life).

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It is clear that when Francie's mother was alive, the two were almost inseparable --- much like Francie and Ruthie.

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