Circle of Fire - eBook
Circle of Fire - eBook  -     By: Evelyn Coleman
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781497646520
ISBN-13: 9781497646520
Ages: 9-12
Series: Mysteries through History

Publisher's Description

In 1958, a girl risks everything to put a stop to a deadly Ku Klux Klan plot to bomb her Tennessee school

The middle child in a family of eight, Mendy Anna Thompson was named after her grandmother’s hero—former first lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. Playing in the woods near her house in Monteagle, Tennessee, with Mr. Hare, her tamed wild rabbit, Mendy likes to imagine traveling around the world with Mrs. Roosevelt. But Mr. Hare is no substitute for Mendy’s best friend, Jeffrey, whom her parents have forbidden her to see because she’s black and he’s white.
 
But one night, Mendy notices evidence of trespassers in the secret clearing behind her house. When she sets out to investigate, she uncovers a plot to bomb her high school during a visit by Eleanor Roosevelt! Now Mendy and Jeffrey, who meet in secret, must find a way to foil the Ku Klux Klan before they succeed in their wicked scheme.
 
Based on true events, Circle of Fire is a moving and suspenseful story of friendship and race relations in the segregated South.
 
This ebook includes a historical afterword. 

Author Bio

Evelyn Coleman believes unicorns are real and that one day she will return to her own planet. In the meantime, she has written more than ten award-winning books in different genres, from picture books to middle grade to YA to adult thrillers. She was the president of the Mystery Writers of America and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her book Freedom Train was on Georgia Center for the Book’s inaugural list of 25 Books All Young Georgians Should Read, and Shadows on SocietyHill was nominated for an Edgar Award. Coleman has written several books for American Girl, including her most recent novel, The Cameo Necklace, a mystery about the doll Cécile. 

Editorial Reviews

"A lovely piece of fiction." —The Dallas Morning News
 
"Suspenseful . . . As readers learn in an afterword, the events in this intriguing story are based on a true incident: Eleanor Roosevelt did speak at the school, and the FBI foiled a Klan plot to disrupt her visit." —Booklist
 
"Will captivate readers. . . . Compelling . . . Readers will love the realistic characters and will be riveted by the mystery and events of this dark past in America’s history. Mendy and Jeffrey together prove that good always overcomes evil. A great message anytime." —Children’s Literature 

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