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The Diamond and the Boy by Hannah Holt
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it was amazing
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An inspiring parallel story of a diamond's birth and transformation in the earth and a young boy's birth and transformation into becoming the inventor of a world-changing diamond-making machine. Holt weaves a wonderful story of both, with a special focus on her grandfather H. Tracy Hall and his persistence and patience through pressure and poverty, while Fleck's simple illustrations allow the parallel structure to shine. Back matter brings to light the diamond industry's sometimes dark past, while shedding light as well on Hall's later life and Holt's relationship with her grandfather, plus the history of diamonds in culture.

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December 6, 2018 – Shelved

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