Sugar Author:Parker, Jewell Rhodes Ten year old Sugar lives on a plantation along the Mississippi River. Slavery is over, but grueling work in the sugarcane fields sure can break a girl's spirit. Thankfully, Sugar has a knack for finding her own fun, especially with forbidden friend Billy, the white plantation owner's son. — Sugar has always yearned to learn more about the world, ... more »and she sees her chance when Chinese workers are brought in to help harvest the cane. The older plantation folks are wary, but Sugar is fascinated. She befriends young Beau and elder Master Liu, who teach her all about their traditions as she, in turn, helps them learn the ways of plantation life.
Sugar soon realizes that she must be the one to bridge these two communities together. Here is a story of unlikely friendships and how they can change our lives forever.« less