Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
McDonald, Joyce.

New York : Delacorte Press, 2004
ISBN 0385731078
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Fifteen-year-old Dove Alderman, daughter of a respected orange grove owner, was raised playing among the orange trees, with Gator, an African-American child. The year is 1958, and as Dove begins to realize that Benevolence, Florida, her home town, is not as peaceable as she thought. She is discouraged from associating with Gator anymore, small fires have been breaking out in the orange groves, and Gator is beat up for talking with a white girl on Main Street. The pickers have begun boycotting the migrant store and rumors are flying that they have set the fires in the groves. Trying to discover what is really happening, Dove’s eyes are opened to how poorly the migrant workers are treated and the surprising existence of the Ku Klux Klan in Benevolence. Dove tries to help the migrant workers and is thrown into a dangerous, violent situation. Read Devil on My Heels to see if Dove can make a difference in the migrant workers’ lives. (Prepared by: Evelyn Newman, SCASL Young Adult Book Awards)
SUBJECTS:     Race relations -- Fiction.
                        Racism -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Migrant labor -- Fiction.
                        Florida -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
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