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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (101 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Trudy Krisher Narrator: Kate Forbes Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Kinship, Georgia, in 1960 is just a sleepy Southern town. Thirteen-year-old Maggie Pugh knows how things work: the rich live on one side of town; the poor live on another. Pretty girls get love; plain ones don't. Black and white don't mix. When the winds of civil rights start blowing through Kinship, Maggie sees violence boil to the surface.

Through her camera, a gift from a black friend, Maggie focuses first on the injustice in her own family, then on the cruelty accepted by the town. She wonders if anything can change the hatred that has built so many fences between people.

Spite Fences is a stark portrait of the crippling effects of small-town racism and prejudice. It won the International Reading Association Award and is an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Parent's Choice Honor Book. Narrator Kate Forbes captures Maggie's courage and inner turmoil in this work, which is sure to spark discussions among young adults, parents, and teachers. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Madeleine | 5/24/2013

    " i am not to far into it and at first it was really boring and really hard to get into it but now it os starting to become good!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gay | 6/1/2012

    " A teenage white girl befriends a older black man who encourages her and changes her life. It is a sad look at prejudice and poverty. Well-written and recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Greg | 7/10/2010

    " A better racial story than Black Like Me... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Suzanneli4653 | 11/11/2009

    " So far it is a good book. "

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