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Taking Care of Moses

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Who left the baby at the Rock of Ages Baptist Church?

Randall Mackey has a secret. He knows who left the baby on the steps of the Rock of Ages Baptist Church. But he can't tell anyone, not even his best friend, Jaybird. And he certainly can't let Jaybird's little sister, Althea, find out because she'd be sure to shout it from the rooftops. Randall can't tell because Queenie
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 13th 2004 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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A little boy has a big secret but doesn't know what to do with it. If he tells, people could be hurt if he doesn't tell, the conflict in the town could get wider. Should the lady that keeps foster kids get to have the abandoned child left on the door step of the church? Should the preacher and his wife get to keep the little boy they feel was sent from God. To make matters more complicated the baby is black and the minister is white which causes even more drama. Would rate this book as a pre-tee ...more
I enjoyed this book because of the childness of it, however, I would have liked it more if the person who left Moses in front of the church had been one of the characters introduced in the beginning.

Pitch-perfect dialog. I felt like I was eavesdropping on a couple of 10-year-olds!
This book is very strange, but still very good.
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Barbara O'Connor's awards include the Parents Choice Gold and Silver Award, American Library Association Notable Books, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, School Library Journal Best Books, and Kirkus Best Books. Her books have been nominated for children's choice awards in 38 states and voted as a state favorite by children in South Carolina, Indiana, Kansas, and South Dakota.

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