By Dave Gioia

ISBN-10: 1516873297

ISBN-13: 9781516873296

Fourteen-year-old Colleen Hanrahan is aware what boys wish and is prepared to provide it to them — on her personal phrases. An clever and proud younger lady, Colleen attempts to stay above her undesirable attractiveness and tells herself it doesn’t topic what folks take into consideration her promiscuous habit, so long as her father — a profitable, bullying felony safety lawyer and controlling, bad-tempered alcoholic — doesn’t listen approximately it. she will be able to expect her mom — a family members legislations lawyer with whom she stocks a mystery — to come back to her protection, if wanted. Born and raised in Newburgh, manhattan, Colleen is pleased with her birthplace and its old value. She’s involved, even though, in regards to the altering complexion of the city’s citizens and the “white flight” and ensuing deterioration of downtown the arriving of terrible blacks from the South is inflicting. most annoying to her is the racism that has emerged within the white group, from which her mom and dad and her father specifically aren't immune. Feeling owned by way of her father the way in which blacks within the nation have been as soon as owned as slaves, she identifies with the Civil Rights move and starts off pondering that changing into a legal professional and, probably, a political candidate and scuffling with for all oppressed people’s civil rights will be a necessary factor to do. Set within the mid to overdue Sixties, Colleen’s tale unfolds opposed to the backdrop of 1 of the main pivotal and turbulent occasions in American heritage. The occasions of the last decade have a profound impact on her, as do the numerous humans she meets on her trip to young-adulthood.

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