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Guardian

By Julius Lester

There are times when a tree can no longer withstand the pain inflicted on it, and the wind will take pity on that tree and topple it over in a mighty storm. All the other trees who witnessed the evil look down upon the fallen tree with envy. They pray for the day when a wind will end their suffering.

I pray for the day when God will end mine.

In a time and place without moral conscience, fourteen-year-old Ansel knows what is right and what is true.

But it is dangerous to choose honesty, and so he chooses silence.

Now an innocent man is dead, and Ansel feels the burden of his decision. He must also bear the pain of losing a friend, his family, and the love of a lifetime.

Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honoree Julius Lester delivers a haunting and poignant novel about what happens when one group of people takes away the humanity of another.

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Book

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9780061558900


Format: Book
Author: Lester, Julius
Title: Guardian / Julius Lester.
Publisher Date: New York : Amistad/HarperTeen, c2008.
Subject: Lynching -- Fiction Racism -- Fiction Race relations -- Fiction African Americans -- Fiction Southern States -- History -- 1865-1951 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780061558900 (trade bdg.) 0061558907 (trade bdg.) 9780061558917 (lib.) 0061558915 (lib.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Lester
Oclc: 191931684
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Bib Id: 309952

Format: Book
Author: Lester, Julius
Title: Guardian / Julius Lester.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Amistad/HarperTeen, c2008.
Description: 129 p. ; 19 cm.
Subjects: Lynching -- Fiction
Subjects: Racism -- Fiction
Subjects: Race relations -- Fiction
Subjects: African Americans -- Fiction
Subjects: Southern States -- History -- 1865-1951 -- Fiction.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2008014251
ISBN: 9780061558900 (trade bdg.)
ISBN: 0061558907 (trade bdg.)
ISBN: 9780061558917 (lib.)
ISBN: 0061558915 (lib.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Lester