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WORDS BY HEART
New York : Bantam Doubleday
IL 5-8, RL 5.3
you ever entered a contest that you just absolutely had to win? Thatís
how Lena felt when she entered the Bible-quoting contest. Lena Sills
was the beloved daughter of the only African-American family in Bethel
Springs. When news spread about the contest being held at the local
white church, Papa Sills quickly loaded up his wife and kids and headed
toward town. The sequences of events that follow are the result of
racism and evil. Lena soon finds herself and her family in danger
and learns the hard way about murder and deception. Will Lena act
upon the vengeance raging inside her, or will she recall her fatherís words
by heart and forgive? Experience this gripping story of hatred and
tragedy in Words by Heart by Ouida Sebestyen. (Teresa Reid.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
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