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Words by Heart
Author: Ouida Sebestyen
ISBN-13: 9780316779319
ISBN-10: 0316779318
Pages: 162
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Little Brown Co (Juv)
Book Type: Hardcover
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Lena can recite the Scriptures by heart. Hoping to make her adored Papa proud of her and to make her white classmates notice her "Magic Mind," not her black skin, Lena vows to win the Bible-quoting contest. But winning does not bring Lena what she expected. Instead of honor, violence and death erupt and strike the one she loves most dearly. Lena, who has believed in vengeance, must now learn how to forgive.

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A young black girl struggles to fulfill her papa's dream of a better future for their family in the southwestern town where, in 1910, they are the only blacks.