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We deserve monuments / Jas Hammonds.

Hammonds, Jas, (author.).


When her family moves to Bardell, Georgia, on the cusp of her senior year, Avery Anderson is uprooted from DC and thrust into the hostile home of her terminally ill grandmother, Mama Letty. The tension between Avery's mom and Mama Letty makes for a frosty arrival and reveals a decades-old conflict they refuse to talk about. Every time Avery tries to look deeper, she's turned away, leaving her desperate to unearth the serets that divide her family. While tempers flare at home, Avery finds friendship in unexpected places: with Simone Cole, her captivating next-door neighbor, and Jade Oliver, a member of the town's most prominent family, who mother's murder remains unsolved. As the three girls grow closer -- and Avery and Simone's friendship blossoms into romance -- the sharp-edged opinions of their small Southern town begin to hint at something insidious underneath. Avery soon discovers her family's roots are deeply entwined with Bardell's racist past. With Mama Letty's health dwindling every day, Avery must decide if digging for the truth is worth toppling the delicate relationships she's built -- or if some things are better left buried. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250816559
  • ISBN: 1250816556
  • Physical Description: 375 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publication date, and paging may vary.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14-18. Roaring Brook Press.
Grades 10-12. Roaring Brook Press.
HL730L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5 13 518474.
Subject: Racism > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Grandmothers > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Family problems > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Georgia > Rural conditions > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Social problem fiction.
Lesbian fiction.

Available copies

  • 22 of 23 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Cass County.


  • 0 current holds with 23 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Garden City YA HAM 2022 (Text) 0002206129864 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA HAM 2022 (Text) 0002206129856 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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