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The Red Rose Box

The Red Rose Box

Brenda Woods - Author

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ISBN 9781101078129 | 144 pages | 29 Dec 2003 | Puffin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 8 - 12 years
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On her tenth birthday, Leah receives a surprise gift from glamorous Aunt Olivia, Mamaís only sister, who lives in Los Angeles. It is a red rose box. Not many people in 1958 Louisiana have seen such a beautiful traveling case, covered with red roses, filled with jewelry, silk bedclothes, expensive soaps. . . and train tickets to California. Soon after, Leah and her sister, Ruth, find themselves in Hollywood, far away from the cotton fields and Jim Crow laws. To Leah, California feels like freedom. But when disaster strikes back home, Leah and Ruth have to stay with Aunt Olivia permanently. Will freedom ever feel like home?

A timeless universal tale of a young girlís road to maturity. An impressive debut. (Kirkus Reviews
Delicately and richly drawn. Provides more insight into the forces behind the civil rights movement than many novels... and itís also a quietly touching story of a girlís survival. (BCCB)


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