Black angels

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A powerful look at race and family at the dawn of the civil rights movement. Eleven-year-old Celli's summer begins the usual way -- her mother leaves for a month's vacation in Atlanta and Sophie the baby-sitter moves into their house from the other side of town. But this is not a usual summer. Celli has discovered angels that no one else can see -- black angels appearing on the white side of town. And Sophie, part of the family despite the dark color of her skin, has become an outspoken advocate for equal rights. Her daring support of the fledgling civil rights movement embarrasses Celli -- and leaves her an outcast among her friends. As the black community's support for equality swells, Celli feels more embarrassed by Sophie's strident presence in town than supportive of the movement, until her long-lost grandmother from Ohio pays a visit and reveals a secret that will change the way Celli looks at life, color, and family.
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Grouped Work ID a054faca-a769-cc91-1366-343145a1a66e
Grouping Title black angels
Grouping Author murphy rita
Grouping Category book
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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.1
author Murphy, Rita.
author_display Murphy, Rita
display_description The summer of 1961 brings change to eleven-year-old Celli and her town of Mystic, Georgia, when her beloved Sophie becomes involved in the Civil Rights Movement and Celli learns a secret about the father who left her and her family long ago.
id a054faca-a769-cc91-1366-343145a1a66e
isbn 9780385327763, 9780440229346
last_indexed 2018-09-20T14:46:52.379Z
lexile_score 840
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
primary_isbn 9780385327763
publishDate 2002
record_details ils:CARL0000515823|Book|Books||English|Delacorte Press,|2002,2001.|163 p. ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, Angels. -- Fiction, Civil rights demonstrations -- Fiction, Georgia -- Race relations -- Fiction, Racially mixed people -- Fiction
title_display Black angels
title_full Black angels / by Rita Murphy
title_short Black angels
topic_facet African Americans, Angels, Civil rights demonstrations, Race relations, Racially mixed people