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Rhodes, Jewell Parker.


Boston : Little, Brown, & Company, 2013

IL 3-6, RL 3.5

ISBN 0316043052

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Freed slave and orphan Sugar still lives and works on a plantation in Louisiana, but she dreams of seeing the world. When a group of Chinese workers are hired to work on the plantation, she seizes the opportunity to get to know them and to learn about their culture. Despite resistance from the other former slaves, she succeeds in uniting the two groups in friendship. (Booktalk by Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Committee, 2016)

SUBJECTS:     Plantation life -- Louisiana -- Fiction.

                        Race relations -- Fiction.

                        African Americans -- Fiction.

                        Chinese Americans -- Fiction.

                        Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Fiction.

                        Louisiana -- History -- 1865-1950 -- Fiction.

                        Historical fiction.

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