The Steep and Thorny Way

By WINTERS, Cat

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ISBN
9781419719158
Publisher
Abrams Amulet


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on January 1, 2016  |  Young Adult

Gr 8 Up—There's something rotten in 1920s Oregon in this Hamlet-inspired tale of a biracial girl seeking the truth about her African American father's death. When the drunk driver who killed her father is released, Hanalee starts to look more closely at her small town and the folks who live there. She uncovers prejudice, injustice, and serious crimes fro...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2016

In 1923 small-town Oregon, Hanalee Denney has some friends, but she's well aware of the prejudice surrounding her. After the death of her African American father, Hank Denney -- apparently from injuries sustained when he was hit by a car driven by young Joe Adder -- Hanalee's white mother married Clyde Koning, the doctor who treated Hank after the accident. Convicted of the murder, Joe has been released from prison and returns to town an outcast, which brings Hanalee and Joe together even though she knows him as her father's killer. When s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

In 1923 Oregon, mixed-race Hanalee's father, Hank, was hit by a car and killed. The driver, Joe, returns from prison an out...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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