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Leaving Atlanta

Jones, Tayari.

New York, NY : Warner Books, c2002.

255 p. ; 22 cm.

"It was the end of summer, a summer during a two-year nightmare. African American children around Atlanta were vanishing, and twenty-nine would be murdered by the end of 1981. Like all kids across the city, fifth-grade classmates Tasha Baxter, Rodney Green, and Octavia Harrison were discovering that back-to-school now meant special safety lessons, indoor recess, and being thrown into a world their parents couldn't comprehend, one in which the everyday challenges of growing up were coupled with constant fear - and the news of the murders of one's peers." "Tasha can't understand why she daily falls in and out of favor with her classmates - she isn't weird like Rodney or "too dark" and outspoken like Octavia. Then, through a sudden crush on a boy from the wrong side of town, she finds that words have the power to both heal and wound. (The next thought was that Tasha herself had brought it upon him with her hateful words. "I hope the man snatches you." And she meant it when she said it.)"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Fiction  - JH & HSFiction - JH & HS

1 copy available at Paideia School


0446528307 : $23.95

LC Call No:

PS3610.O63 L43 2002

Dewey Class No:

813/.6 21


Jones, Tayari.


Leaving Atlanta / Tayari Jones.


New York, NY : Warner Books, c2002.


255 p. ; 22 cm.


African American families--Fiction.


African American children--Fiction.


Serial murders--Fiction.

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