WITNESS. by Hesse, Karen.


Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

New York: Scholastic, (2001.). First edition - Novel written in poetic form (like her Newbery Medal winning "Out of the Dust"), and telling an historically accurate story in 11 voices. In 1924 Vermont, a small town falls under the influence of the Ku Klux Klan; two girls, Leanora Sutter and Esther Hirsh, one black and the other Jewish, are among those who are no longer welcome in their community. An intricately woven story of prejudice, poverty and hope, and ultimately of the beginning of understanding; a story not only of the vicious acts that the Klan was known for, but also for the quiet, but devasting, acts of hatred perpetuated every day against those who are different. 161 pp.

Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

Book ID: 31011
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