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House Secrets

  • Author(s): Kriesel, Darlene
  • Advisor(s): Straight, Susan
  • Otis, Mary
  • et al.

House Secrets is a coming of age story of an African-American girl living in Arkansas during the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. Sophie lives with her abusive mother who threatens her survival. Sophie wants desperately to be reunited with her father who disappeared in the summer of 1967. Finding her father will unravel the secrets of her past, saving her life and breaking the generational curses born out of the legacy of slavery.

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