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  • Published: New York : Egmont USA, 2009.
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Description: 164 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781606840009 (hardcover)
  • 1606840002 (hardcover)
  • 9781606840429 (lib. bdg.)
  • 1606840428 (lib. bdg.)


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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

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Written in screenplay format.

In 1863, fifteen-year-old Claire, the daughter of an Irish mother and a black father, faces ugly truths and great danger when Irish immigrants, enraged by the Civil War and a federal draft, lash out against blacks and wealthy "swells" of New York City.

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Pretty Good

I was reluctant to read this book because it is written like a script of a play, but when I read it, it was pretty good! If you like a short, easy to read, historical fiction novel, this is the book for you.

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