Trudy Krisher Spite Fences

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Spite Fences

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In the summer of 1960, at the dawn of the Civil Rights movement, thirteen-year-old Maggie Pugh confronts her envy of her attractive, better-loved younger sister and her conscience after she witnesses a terrible act against a black man and special friend.

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International Reading Association Children's Book Award
A Publishers Weekly "Flying Start Author"
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
A Parents' Choice Honor Book

*"A superbly crafted first novel...Maggie is a 13-year-old white girl whose friendships within the black community threaten an entire society's way of life...It is a masterful, sobering display."
--Booklist,starred

*"This painfully realistic novel evokes tensions in the South at the brink of the civil rights movement."
--Publishers Weekly, starred

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Thirteen-year-old Maggie Pugh has lived in Kinship, Georgia, all her life.
In all that time almost nothing has changed. If you are poor, you live on the
west side of town. If you are rich, you live on the hill in the north end and
get to go boating at the country club in Troy. If you are white you use one
bathroom at Byer's Drugs and if you are colored you use another.

All that starts to change in the summer of 1960. It is the summer when Maggie's
younger sister, Gardenia, triumphs in the Hayes County Little Miss Contest. It
is the summer when Maggie must decide whether or not to tell anyone about the
horrible thing she saw. Most of all it's the summer of Maggie's first camera, a
tool that becomes a way for her to find independence and a different kind of
truth.

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