The Red Rose Box

The Red Rose Box

Format
ePub
Price
$5.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101078129
  • 144 Pages
  • Puffin
  • 9 – 12

Overview

On her tenth birthday, Leah receives a surprise gift from glamorous Aunt Olivia, Mama’s only sister, who lives in Los Angeles.  It is a red rose box.  Not many people in 1958 Louisiana have seen such a beautiful traveling case, covered with red roses, filled with jewelry, silk bedclothes, expensive soaps…and train tickets to California.  Soon after, Leah and her sister, Ruth, find themselves in Hollywood, far away from cotton fields and Jim Crow laws.  To Leah, California feels like freedom.  But when disaster strikes back home, Leah and Ruth have to stay with Aunt Olivia permanently.  Will freedom ever feel like home?

The Red Rose Box

The Red Rose Box

Brenda Woods

Awards

Coretta Scott King Honor – Winner
Judy Lopez Memorial Award – Winner

Praise

“A timeless universal tale of young girl’s road to maturity.  An impressive debut.” -Kirkus Reviews

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