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Little Audrey by Ruth White
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Sep 27, 09

bookshelves: grades-4-6, historical-fiction, middle-school
Recommended for: Sad,
Read in September, 2009

Set in the 1940s, this story is based on author Ruth White's childhood in a Virginia coal mining camp. Dad is a drunk, mom escapes "into her head" and Audrey and her sisters are dirty and hungry. A wonderful teacher provides hope and by the end, we know that Audrey will make it. Sad, touching and another entry for the "you think you've got it rough, kid?" shelf.
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