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Bone by Bone by Bone

By Tony Johnston, 1942-

FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN WHITE AND BLACK in 1950s Tennessee.  Tony Johnston draws on her own childhood memories to limn a portrait of a sensitive and compassionate boy fighting for a friendship his father forbids.
 
David's daddy is determined that his son will grow up to be a doctor like himself.  David studies the human bones, and secretly teaches them in turn to his black friend, Malcolm.  In a rage, Dr. Church forbids Malcolm to ever enter their home--and threatens to kill him if he does.  David tries to change his daddy's mind.  but when Malcolm crosses the line, Dr. Church grabs his shotgun.

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Publish Date

2007

ISBN

9781596431133


Format: Book
Author: Johnston, Tony, 1942-
Summary: In 1950s Tennessee, ten-year-old David's racist father refuses to let him associate with his best friend Malcolm, an African American boy.
Title: Bone by bone by bone / Tony Johnston.
Publisher Date: New Milford, Conn. : Roaring Brook Press, 2007.
Subject: Racism -- Fiction Race relations -- Fiction Best friends -- Fiction Friendship -- Fiction Fathers and sons -- Fiction Tennessee -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781596431133 (hc.) 159643113X (hc.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: F Johnston
Oclc: 80170480
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Bib Id: 310168

Format: Book
Author: Johnston, Tony, 1942-
Summary: In 1950s Tennessee, ten-year-old David's racist father refuses to let him associate with his best friend Malcolm, an African American boy.
Title: Bone by bone by bone / Tony Johnston.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New Milford, Conn. : Roaring Brook Press, 2007.
Description: 184 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Racism -- Fiction
Subjects: Race relations -- Fiction
Subjects: Best friends -- Fiction
Subjects: Friendship -- Fiction
Subjects: Fathers and sons -- Fiction
Subjects: Tennessee -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Notes: "A Deborah Brodie book."
LCCN: 2006032923
ISBN: 9781596431133 (hc.)
ISBN: 159643113X (hc.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: F Johnston