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Available copies

  • 8 of 16 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Montgomery City Public.

Current holds

1 current hold with 16 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Montgomery City Public Library F LEE (Text) 31927000011755 Adult Fiction Checked out 04/13/2020

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Summary, etc.:
By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, "Dear Miss Sweetie." When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's ills, but she's not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender. While her opponents clamor to uncover the secret identity of Miss Sweetie, a mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby. But when her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta's most notorious criminal, Jo must decide whether she, a girl used to living in the shadows, is ready to step into the light. With prose that is witty, insightful, and at times heartbreaking, Stacey Lee masterfully crafts an extraordinary social drama set in the New South.
Target Audience Note:
12-17 years
810L Lexile
Subject: Household employees > Juvenile fiction.
Wealth > Juvenile fiction.
Advice columns > Juvenile fiction.
Authorship > Juvenile fiction.
Chinese Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) > History > 19th century > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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