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Hurmence, Belinda.
New York : Clarion Books , 1982.
IL 5-8, RL 7.3
ISBN 0395556988
Boy.  That's what her friends and family call her.  At first glance, you might think she's a tomboy, but you see, B.O.Y. are her initials that stand for Blanche Overtha Yancey.  Blanche isn't too pleased with being called Boy at all.  As a matter of fact, she wonders why her parents even named her Blanche.  Her dad explains to her that they named her after her grandmother.  One day they have a big family picnic and despite the warning from her Dad, Blanche trails away from the rest of the group and stumbles upon a small cottage in the woods.  What she doesn't know is that during her walk through the woods, she was transported back in time when her grandmother was a little girl and slavery existed.  She discovers that slaves are behind the door of the cottage.  First, she is mistaken for being a boy and then she realizes that she is supposed to be her own grandmother during that time.  According to the signs that have been posted on the trees, she is missing and has either been kidnapped or is a runaway slave.  Journey with Blanche as she discovers her roots and how she became A Girl Called Boy.  (Angela Alberty,,  Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC)

SUBJECTS:     Time travel -- Fiction.
                        Slavery -- Fiction.


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