Last Days in Africville by Dorothy Perkyns
  

Last Days in Africville

Written by Dorothy Perkyns
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Synopsis

Last Days in Africville by Dorothy Perkyns

Short-listed for the 2004 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, for the 2005 Diamond Willow Award and for the 2005 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award On the shores of Bedford Basin in Halifax, 12-year-old Selina Palmer is growing up in the community of Africville in the 1960s. Struggling with what it means to be the only black student in her Grade 6 class, Selina takes comfort in the fact that every day she goes home to a loving and vibrant neighbourhood, where friends and family accept her as she is. But ugly rumours are starting to surface about the fate of Africville...

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Guess what! Selina exclaimed, confronting her grandmother and father, who were enjoying mugs of coffee at the kitchen table. They stopped their conversation and faced her expectantly. Molly and me just saw two white men over at the Jenkins's house. They looked as if they might be from the city. They walked all over the property and checked the well, then they went inside with Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins. What do you think they wanted? There was complete silence for a good half minute before Grandma banged down her coffee mug and uttered a long, low wail, quite the saddest sound Selina had ever heard. The old lady then pulled her apron over her face and laid her head on the table, sobbing as if her heart would break.

About the Author

Dorothy Perkyns is the author of several previous young adult novels. She lives in Blandford, Nova Scotia.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
120 pages

Author

Dorothy Perkyns
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Publisher

Dundurn Group Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2006

ISBN

9781550026306


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