Betsey Brown: A Novel

By Ntozake Shange

Reading Level: High School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin's Press 1985

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The story of a seventh grade girl growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, during the Civil Rights Movement.

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Caldecott Medal

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Coretta Scott King Award

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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