Alligator bayou

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Wendy Lamb Books,
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Talullah, Louisiana. 1899.Calogero, his uncles, and cousins are six Sicilian men living in the small town of Tallulah, Louisiana. They work hard, growing vegetables and selling them at their stand and in their grocery store.To 14-year-old Calogero, newly arrived from Sicily, Tallulah is a lush world full of contradictions, hidden rules, and tension between the Negro and white communities. He’s startled and thrilled by the danger of a ’gator hunt in the midnight bayou, and by his powerful feelings for Patricia, a sharpwitted, sweet-natured Negro girl. Some people welcome the Sicilians. Most do not. Calogero’s family is caught in the middle: the whites don’t see them as equal, but befriending Negroes is dangerous. Every day brings Calogero and his family closer to a a terrifying, violent confrontation.
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Level 3.1, 7 Points
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HL: High-Low 430L
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Grouped Work ID b21dc784-f3e4-3f24-9d05-28f771a6225c
Grouping Title alligator bayou
Grouping Author napoli donna jo
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-03 04:49:02AM
Last Indexed 2018-12-12 04:52:30AM

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subject_facet Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction
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