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The Resource The Parker Inheritance

The Parker Inheritance

Label
The Parker Inheritance
Title
The Parker Inheritance
Statement of responsibility
Varian Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Coretta Scott King Author Honor and Boston Globe / Horn Book Honor winner!"Powerful.... Johnson writes about the long shadows of the past with such ambition that any reader with a taste for mystery will appreciate the puzzle Candice and Brandon must solve." — The New York Times Book ReviewWhen Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. But the letter describes a young woman. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding its writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle.So with the help of Brandon, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the answers slip into the past yet again?
Summary
Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert
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Character
Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2019
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10625488
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
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Johnson, Varian
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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610
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
  • Mystery
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Parker Inheritance
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:94c86e8a-4fb4-48c5-85c8-75e56045d0bc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780545952798
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Parker Inheritance
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:94c86e8a-4fb4-48c5-85c8-75e56045d0bc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780545952798
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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