Crossing Jordan (Paperback)
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Publisher: Peachtree Pub Ltd
Publish Date: 4/16/2007
Age Range: 14 to College
|This moving, coming-of-age story tells the tale of a young white girl who overcomes family prejudice and cultural differences when she befriends a black girl in a small working-class town. Twelve-year-old Gassie-narrates the dramatic events that unfold when Jemmie, an African-American girl, and her family move in next door. Despite their parents' deeply held prejudice against each other's family -- exemplified by the fence Cassie's father builds between their two houses -- the girls find they share more similarities than differences.|
From the Publisher:
Twelve-year-old Cass meets her new African-American neighbor, Jemmie, and despite their families' prejudices, they build a strong friendship around their mutual talent for running and a pact to read Jane Eyre.Twelve-year-old Cass meets her new African-American neighbor, Jemmie, and despite their families' prejudices, they build a strong friendship around their mutual talent for running and a pact to read Jane Eyre.