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Debut novelist Lisa Lewis Tyre vibrantly brings a small town and its outspoken characters to life as she explores race and other community issues from both the Civil War and the present day.

Lou might be only twelve, but she’s never been one to take things sitting down. So when her Civil War–era house is about to be condemned, she’s determined to save it—either by getting it deemed a historic landmark or by finding the stash of gold rumored to be hidden nearby during the war. As Lou digs into the past, her eyes are opened when she finds that her ancestors ran the gamut of slave owners, renegades, thieves, and abolitionists. Meanwhile, some incidents in her town show her that many Civil War era prejudices still survive and that the past can keep repeating itself if we let it. Digging into her past shows Lou that it’s never too late to fight injustice, and she starts to see the real value of understanding and exploring her roots.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Tyre’s wonderful debut novel gives narrator Dorothy Blue a chance to show her prodigious skills. Blue gives every character a unique Southern voice…Blue mixes in the mystery with a sure hand. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “Strong secondary characters, including Lou’s thrice-divorced flirtatious grandmother, help build the strong sense of small-town community. Tyre masterfully weaves historical details into Lou’s discoveries in ways that never feel facile, while deftly and satisfyingly resolving past and present puzzles.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “An engaging amateur sleuth story, complete with a satisfying ending. A fine read-alone, this might also provide an approachable and entertaining supplement to a classroom unit on the Civil War.”

    Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

  • “Tyre’s debut features characters that are believable in their naïveté and sense of invincibility…A solid story with an intriguing historical connection.”

    Booklist

  • “The characters are true to life…A solid debut novel for middle graders who enjoy a blend of history and mystery.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The story addresses injustice in plain language that is accessible to young readers who enjoy whodunits.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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