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For Lamb / Lesa Cline-Ransome.

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  • ISBN: 9780823450152
  • ISBN: 0823450155
  • Physical Description: 297 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2023]

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Summary, etc.:
"An interracial friendship between two teenaged girls goes tragically wrong in this powerful historical novel set in the Jim Crow South. For Lamb follows a family striving to better their lives in the late 1930s Jackson, Mississippi. Lamb's mother is a hard-working, creative seamstress who cannot reveal she is a lesbian. Lamb's brother has a brilliant mind and has even earned a college scholarship for a black college up north- if only he could curb his impulsiveness and rebellious nature. Lamb herself is a quiet and studious girl. She is also naive. As she tentatively accepts the friendly overtures of a white girl who loans her a book she loves, she sets a off a calamitous series of events that pulls in her mother, charming hustler uncle, estranged father, and brother, and ends in a lynching."-- Publisher's website.
Subject: Teenage girls > Juvenile fiction.
Interracial friendship > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Jackson (Miss.) > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Jackson (Miss.) > Race relations > History > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Historical fiction.
Young adult works.

Available copies

  • 2 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Cass County.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA CLI 2023 (Text) 0002206020626 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA CLI 2023 (Text) 0002206020634 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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