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The Parker inheritance

by Johnson, Varian,

Format: Kindle Book 2018 2018
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Summary
Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "From the author of The Great Greene Heist (2014) comes the exciting adventure of two kids searching for a hidden treasure. Candice's summer has been the worst, until she finds a letter in her grandma's attic that led to her grandma being driven out of their town of Lambert, South Carolina. The letter offers clues about the untold history of a young African American woman named Siobhan Washington and about a secret game of tennis. Candice teams up with Brandon, the boy next door, and dives into the hidden history of Lambert to finish what her grandma started. Following each new discovery, Johnson reveals a key moment in the past that uncovers a secret love and a great injustice. While Candice works through her parents' divorce and moving, Brandon deals with being bullied by a boy from school. The mystery offers them a way to seek justice for Candice's grandma, but it also helps them deal with their own struggles. A dazzling and emotional read that deals with serious topics such as bullying, racism, and divorce.--Konkel, Elizabeth Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "After her parents divorce, 12-year-old Candice Miller begrudgingly moves with her mother from Atlanta to the small town of Lambert, S.C., for the summer. In the attic of Candice's late grandmother's house she finds a letter addressed to her grandmother, which promises treasure to the city if the letter's puzzle can be solved. Candice then learns that her grandmother's efforts to do so years earlier cost her both her reputation and her job as the first African-American city manager in Lambert. Candice digs into the mystery along with Brandon, an 11-year-old neighbor who is being bullied. The two bookworms have just a few months to find the fortune and repair Candice's grandmother's legacy, and they come to discover how racism has poisoned the town over the years. It's a gripping mystery, and the plot shifts smoothly between Candice's present-day story and flashback sections that reveal Lambert's history of injustice. Johnson (To Catch a Cheat) addresses important issues gracefully, particularly having the freedom to live a life of one's choosing and the long-lasting effects of discrimination. Ages 8-12. Agent: Sara Crowe, Pippin Properties. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects African American girls Juvenile fiction
Treasure troves Juvenile fiction
Grandmothers Juvenile fiction
Mothers and daughters Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Mystery and detective stories
African Americans Fiction
Buried treasure Fiction
Grandmothers Fiction
Mothers and daughters Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Historical Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Mystery
Juvenile Fiction
South Carolina Juvenile fiction.
South Carolina Fiction.
Electronic books.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Scholastic Inc.2018
2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 610L
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Awards Coretta Scott King Honor Book, author, 2019
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780545952798
9780545952798
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