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Words By Heart

By: Ouida Sebestyen
Format: Paperback
Imprint: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 9780440226888
04/08/1996 - $5.99
Categories: People & Places - United States - African American, Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism, Social Themes - Violence,

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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.