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Moses, Shelia P.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2004.
ISBN 0689858396
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In 1947 North Carolina, the rules are very different depending on the color of your skin.  Twelve-year-old Pattie Mae understands this and longs to move north to Harlem with her brother and sister.  She can't wait until she is old enough to leave.  She loves her mother and her grandparents but the pull of the north is strong.  Uncle Buddy has told her lots about life in Harlem.  He spent many years there.  So many that he sometimes forgets the rules in the south.
SUBJECTS:    Race relations -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- North Carolina -- Fiction.
                        Sick -- Fiction.
                        Grandparents -- Fiction.
                        Rich Square (N.C.) -- Race relations -- Fiction.
                        North Carolina -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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