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By Linda Newbery
Publisher Random House Children's Books - (David Fickling Books)
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When Hillys grandmother becomes ill with Alzheimers disease, her family is turned upside down by revelations from her life during World War II. Hillys German grandmother, HeidiGran, comes to live with her family after she gets Alzheimers disease. As her mind becomes more muddled, secrets buried in her past start to emerge. Why does HeidiGran keep talking about a girl named Rachel? And why does she make racist remarks about Hillys friend, Ruben? As Hilly struggles to cope with revelations about her familys past, she encounters racism and prejudice for herself when a friend becomes the victim of a mindless attack. This evocative and deftly told novel explores prejudice and its effects on multiple generations in one family.

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85196 words85,196 words
384 pages384 pages
Lexile 710LLexile 710L
Grade 7 to 12Grade 7 to 12
Age 12-17Age 12-17
Published 2004Published 2004

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