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Things too huge to fix by saying sorry

by Vaught, Susan, 1965-

Format: Print Book 2016
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Summary
CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
Finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award
ILA Young Adults' Choices

"A provocative, sensitive, and oh-so-timely read." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Ambitious, thought-provoking, and very readable." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Vaught brings history to life as she connects the past with the present, showing how acts of violence, betrayal, and courage both color and blend the histories of two families." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A mysterious note takes Dani Beans into the secrets of Ole Miss and its dark past in this compelling middle grade novel from the author of Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy .

"Sooner or later, we're all gonna be okay."

That's what Dani's Grandma Beans used to say. But that was before she got Alzheimer's. Lately, Dani isn't so sure Grandma Beans was right. In fact, she isn't sure of a lot of things, like why Mac Richardson suddenly doesn't want to be her friend, and why Grandma Beans and Avadelle Richardson haven't spoken in decades. Lately, Grandma Beans doesn't make a lot of sense. But when she tells Dani to find a secret key and envelope that she's hidden, Dani can't ignore her. So she investigates, with the help of her friend, Indri, and her not-friend, Mac. Their investigation takes them deep into the history of Oxford, Mississippi, and the riots surrounding the desegregation of Ole Miss. The deeper they dig, the more secrets they uncover. Were Grandma Beans and Avadelle at Ole Miss the night of the Meredith Riot? And why would they keep it a secret?

The more Dani learns about her grandma's past, the more she learns about herself and her own friendships--and it's not all good news. History and present day collide in this mystery that explores how echoes of the past can have profound consequences.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Dani's grandmother is slowly dying while losing her memories to Alzheimer's, but in a moment of distress and near clarity, she tells her granddaughter to find an envelope she has left for her. After reading the cryptic letter, Dani sets out to solve a mystery. Answers lie in the past, when Grandma and her now-estranged friend Avadelle were young women active in the civil rights struggle in Mississippi. Each became a writer, but a disagreement became a feud that neither would discuss. Complex, layered in time, and occasionally confusing, the narrative includes Grandma's letters as well as excerpts from Avadelle's Pulitzer-winning novel, with a climactic scene set during the 1962 segregationist riot on the Ole Miss campus. The eye-opening 1960s segments offer a new perspective to kids today, whose knowledge of the Jim Crow era and civil rights movement is often sanitized and perfunctory. Light dawns for Dani when she begins to see the history of her Oxford, Mississippi, community more vividly and understand her parents' concerns for her as a biracial girl in the South today. Combining middle-school mystery and civil rights history with reflections on dying, friendship, and the ethics of writing another's story from a racially different perspective, this novel is ambitious, thought provoking, and very readable.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Buried truths about Mississippi's segregated past bubble to the surface in this evocative novel featuring a tenacious biracial 12-year-old who wants to know more about her African-American grandmother's history. Times have been difficult for Dani's family since her Grandma Beans, a renowned historian, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. To make matters worse, Grandma's feud with an award-winning author, Avadelle Richardson, has received new publicity. Nobody knows what started the rift, but it's hurting Dani's friendship with Richardson's grandson, Mac, who has been told he can no longer speak to Dani. Determined to get to the bottom of things, Dani dives into researching the two women, following a string of clues from their writings and uncovering much more than she bargained for. Interspersing segments of a fictitious novel about the 1962 riot at Ole Miss into the story, Vaught (Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy) brings history to life as she connects the past with the present, showing how acts of violence, betrayal, and courage both color and blend the histories of two families. Ages 10-14. Agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Vendetta -- Juvenile fiction.
Race relations -- Juvenile fiction.
Civil rights movements -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Vendetta -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Civil rights movements -- Fiction.
Oxford (Miss.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Oxford (Miss.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Oxford (Miss.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Oxford (Miss.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "A Paula Wiseman Book."
Description 342 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-339).
ISBN 9781481422802
9781481422796
1481422790
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