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Festus Public Library Y Nunn (Text) 32017000081988 New Juvenile Books Available -

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"A biracial girl living in post-apartheid South Africa is determined to unveil the mystery of her white mother's hidden past"-- Provided by publisher.
When Amandla wakes up on her fifteenth birthday, she knows it's going to be one of her mother's difficult days. Her mother has had another vision. This one involves Amandla wearing a bedsheet loosely stitched as a dress. An outfit, her mother says, is certain to bring Amandla's father back home, as if he were the prince and this was the fairytale ending their family was destined for. But in truth, Amandla's father has long been gone--since before Amandla was born--and even her mother's memory of him is hazy. In fact, many of her mother's memories from before Amandla was born are hazy. It's just one of the many reasons people in Sugar Town give them strange looks--that and the fact her mother is white and Amandla is Black. When Amandla finds a mysterious address in the bottom of her mother's handbag along with a large amount of cash, she decides it's finally time to get answers about her mother's life. What she discovers will change the shape and size of her family forever. But with her best friends at her side, Amandla is ready to take on family secrets and the devil himself. These Sugar Town queens are ready to take over the world to expose the hard truths of their lives.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12+. G. P. Putnam's Sons.
Grades 7-9. G. P. Putnam's Sons.
Subject: Racially mixed people > Fiction.
Poverty > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Families > South Africa > Fiction.
South Africa > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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