Music from a Place Called Half Moon

Music from a Place Called Half Moon

By:  Jerrie Oughton

When Edie Jo Houp's father opens the "biggest can of worms you ever did see" by suggesting that the Vine Street Baptist Church ope its Vacation Bible School to all the children of Half Moon, North Carolina - including the Indian children - practically everyone in town turns on the Houps. Thirteen-year-old Edie Jo isn't sure how she feels about ther daddy's idea. That summer of 1956, however, is one of change and growth. Up at her own private place, she meets and Indian boy named Cherokee Fish. A tentative connection develops between them as they begin to share their secrets and dreams. As the tensions that summer reach their peak, Edie Jo ultimately learns that "friendships don't shape on color."

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544271807

  • ISBN-10: 0544271807

  • Pages: 176

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 05/06/2013

  • Carton Quantity: 1

  • Age(s): 12,13,14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 7-12

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Jerrie Oughton

Jerrie Oughton has written several novels for young adults. Her first, Music From a Place Called Half Moon. was awarded the Bank Street College Children's Book Award. She lives with her husband in Lexington, Kentucky.
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    "Understated and candid, Oughton's first novel will linger in the reader's memory."   —Publishers Weekly, starred review

    "A riveting contribution to the literature of compassion, without being trite or preachy." —School Library Journal

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544271807

  • ISBN-10: 0544271807

  • Pages: 176

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 05/06/2013

  • Carton Quantity: 1

  • Age(s): 12,13,14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 7-12

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