Kanell, Beth. The darkness under the water.

Author:Coile, Aimee
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review
 
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KANELL, Beth. The darkness under the water. Candlewick. 320p. c2008. 978-0-76363719-4. $18.99. JS

Molly Ballou lives with the constant memory of her older sister, who was swept away by the river when she was only five years old. It is rural Vermont in the 1920s. Molly embraces her grandmother's traditions as part of the Abenaki, against whom there is discrimination. Her mother is less involved in the Abenaki culture; she is distracted by grief for her lost eldest child and by a new pregnancy. It is Molly who experiences the discrimination in town. Mollie must...

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