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Blue Hole Back Home by Joy Jordan-Lake
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Nov 21, 2011

it was amazing
Read in September, 2011

The summer of 1979 and a new girl from Sri Lanka moves into a white, southern town. A tomboy befriends her and they hang out with her gang (mostly boys). Signs of trouble begin to take place then the Klu Klux Klan set fire to the new girl's home which causes the death of her mother and one of the boys in the group. There is no happy ending - no one is charged and the family moves away to Washington. Sad to hear that even as late as the 1970's racial hatred was still prevalent in the south. The writer has plans for 2 more books in the series, the next one being Tangled Mercy.
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