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From multiple perspectives, tells of a time capsule project and the middle schoolers who contribute, including future journalist Nora Tucker and newcomer Elidee Jones, whose brother is in the local prison.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2018
ISBN: 9781681195360
Branch Call Number: Fiction Messner CHILD
Characteristics: 441 pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 26, 2019

Awesome book, so good I got it from my book fair and now I own it and I’ve red it 5 times!

Jun 19, 2019

I love how this book is in form of letters, notes and graphs and how different people write entries, it shows how similar and how different their opinions are. In this book their are lots of surprises and frightening moments!

My Favorite Character is Lizzie, she is independent( political) she never goes on either persons side and agrees with everything and isn't stuck up. She is also very funny.

mko123 Sep 30, 2018

A small town's peace is disrupted when two inmates escape from the local prison. This all white community has little experience with African Americans, except for the guards who work with the prison population, which is mostly black. So when Elidee and her mother move from NYC to this small town to be closer to her Elidee's incarcerated brother, the middle school kids are somewhat off-putting. Shared interests in track and the breakout eventually bring them together but not without some uncomfortable lessons in fairness and mutual respect. Great poetry and cartoon drawings bring depth and humor to an important topic.

ArapahoeKati Apr 02, 2018

A thought-provoking middle grade novel about racism and small-town life, plus add in a breakout at a prison? I'm in. Loved how the book was done with letters, texts and pictures.

OPL_KrisC Mar 17, 2018

I enjoyed reading this book that is told in a series of letters, poems, text messages, news stories and comics. I felt that it read fast by reading in all these different formats. I also think that it will get kids talking about certain issues brought up in the book and lead to some good discussions.


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