Dust from Old Bones

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HarperCollins, Aug 25, 1999 - Young Adult Fiction - 144 pages
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Author Sandra Forrester, acclaimed for bringing to life little-known aspects of American history, weaves an engrossing tale about a girl of mixed race in nineteenth-century New Orleans. Simone Racine wants only to be like her cousin Claire-Marie, with beautiful ball gowns and a white gentleman in her future who will be her "protector." But as Simone grows from being a self-centered girl to a courageous young woman, she decides to take a tremendous risk, she helps her aunt's slaves escape. This is historical fiction that will captivate young readers.

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About the author (1999)

Sandra Forrester is the author of Sound the Jubilee (Dutton) and My Home Is Over Jordan, both National Council for the Social Studies/Children's Book Council Notable Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies. She recently obtained her master's degree in library and information studies and lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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