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The Downstairs Girl / Stacey Lee.


By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, "Dear Miss Sweetie." When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's ills, but she's not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender. While her opponents clamor to uncover the secret identity of Miss Sweetie, a mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby. But when her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta's most notorious criminal, Jo must decide whether she, a girl used to living in the shadows, is ready to step into the light. With prose that is witty, insightful, and at times heartbreaking, Stacey Lee masterfully crafts an extraordinary social drama set in the New South.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524740955
  • ISBN: 1524740950
  • Physical Description: 374 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
12-17 years
810L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 5.5 14 506285.
Subject: Household employees > Juvenile fiction.
Wealth > Juvenile fiction.
Advice columns > Juvenile fiction.
Authorship > Juvenile fiction.
Chinese Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) > History > 19th century > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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  • 0 current holds with 30 total copies.
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Cass County Library-Garden City YA LEE 2019 (Text) 0002205732981 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA LEE 2019 (Text) 0002205722214 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Adair County Public Library TEEN F Lee (Text) 34029002472149 Teen Fiction Available -
Barton County - Lamar YA FIC LEE (Text) 31978152474095 Young Adult Fiction Available -
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Crawford County Library-Steelville YAF LEE (Text) 33431000598860 YA Fiction Available -
De Soto Public Library YA LEE Stacey (Text) 33858000013016 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Doniphan-Ripley - Naylor Library Y F LEE (Text) 38421100801244 YA Fiction Available -
Doniphan-Ripley County Library Y F LEE (Text) 38421100801251 YA Fiction Available -
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