For Lamb

Lesa Cline-Ransome (Author)
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Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 16 to 18

An interracial friendship between two teenaged girls goes tragically wrong in this powerful historical novel set in the Jim Crow South.

For Lamb follows a family striving to better their lives in the late 1930s Jackson, Mississippi. Lamb’s mother is a hard-working, creative seamstress who cannot reveal she is a lesbian. Lamb’s brother has a brilliant mind and has even earned a college scholarship for a black college up north—if only he could curb his impulsiveness and rebellious nature.

Lamb herself is a quiet and studious girl. She is also naive. As she tentatively accepts the friendly overtures of a white girl who loans her a book she loves, she sets a off a calamitous series of events that pulls in her mother, charming hustler uncle, estranged father, and brother, and ends in a lynching.

Told with nuance and subtlety, avoiding sensationalism and unnecessary brutality, this young adult novel from celebrated author Lesa Cline-Ransome pays homage to the female victims of white supremacy.

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SKU 139201
ISBN 9780823450152
Language English
Guided Reading Level Z+
Page Count 304
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Young Adult Novels
Primary Contributor Lesa Cline-Ransome
Age Groups Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Holiday House Publishing, Inc.