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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Story Books
Francie

Francie

1999 Story Books
Ages: 8 - 12 yrs.
Author: Karen English
ISBN: 0-374-32456-5
Hardcover Price: $16.00
Review:
This excellent story follows a girl growing up poor and black in Alabama. Francie longs to join her father in Chicago. Although he holds out the promise of sending for his family, he never does. Spirited and smart, Francie becomes embroiled in hiding a friend from the white establishment.
Mary Hollowell   ©1999 Parents' Choice
Mary Hollowell, the mother of two girls, is an associate professor of education at Clayton State University. She is a former science teacher and director of education at Cincinnati Museum Center.

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