FOREIGN EXCHANGE : A MYSTERY
New York : Morrow Junior Books,
all of the Hudson Landing board members were in favor of hosting city teens
from Tower High for the weekend, but the measure passed 3-2. Those
in favor thought it would be a good experience for their children and good
for the town to share its hospitality. Those opposed thought the
experience would be a financial burden on the town and wondered what sort
of evil influence the city teens would be on their children. The
poems give the reactions of both the town and city teens to the idea.
When Kristen Clarke is found murdered and Kwame Richards is the last person
known to have been with her, the hate thrown at Kwame is instantaneous.
A bit of prejudice because he's black? You’d better believe it.
Is he guilty of murder? Read Foreign Exchange to find out.
(Mary Huebscher, Librarian, Holy Cross of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
City and town life -- Poetry.
Murder -- Poetry.
Prejudices -- Poetry.
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