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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Carol Scott sets out in her first novel to cover some interesting territory: ninth-grader Mary Fred, a girl from a poor white family in Kentucky, decides to make something of herself, and so in order to go to a better school, she moves in with an aunt and uncle who live in a Virginia city on the Chesapeake Bay. As she grows and changes, she comes to recognize the value of her country heritage. Along the way she encounters the prejudices of the "in" crowd, the usual pubescent difficulties with boys, and sexual advances from a disturbed teacher.
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