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"I don't normally enjoy historical fiction set in the civil rights era south. This book changed my tune. Addie is a strong, young female protagonist dealing with the weighty and passionate issues of a missing, and presumed dead, brother and racial tensions fueled by a community garden left to both "blacks and whites". The resulting strain this shared garden exerts is the spark that ignites a young girl's journey to start her own civil rights march. You may cry a little while reading Addie's story, but a little tug on the heartstrings is good now and again. Give yourself a treat and read this outstanding story."— Topher
Starred review, Publisher's Weekly, June 9, 2008:
“References to significant historical events add authenticity and depth, while Addie's frank, expertly modulated voice delivers an emotional wallop.”