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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Children's Titles for Ages 8-12, 2014

For Sugar, life is anything but sweet.

Ten-year-old Sugar lives on River Road Plantation along the banks of the Mississippi River. Slavery is over, but working in the sugarcane fields all day doesn’t make her feel very free. Thankfully, Sugar knows how to make her own fun, telling stories, climbing trees, and playing with forbidden friend Billy, the plantation owner’s son. Then a group of Chinese workers arrives to help harvest the cane. Sugar wants to know everything about them - she loves the way they dress, their unfamiliar language, and, best of all, the stories they tell of dragons and emperors. Unfortunately, other folks on the plantation feel differently - they’re fearful of these new neighbors and threatened by their different customs. Sugar knows things will only get better if everyone works together, so she sets out to help the two communities realize they’re not so different after all. Sugar is the inspiring story of a strong, spirited young girl who grows beyond her circumstances and helps others work toward a brighter future.

©2013 Jewell Parker Rhodes (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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It was a good story. I liked how it was about freedom and friendship even if you have different colored skin.

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JUST WONDERFUL SWEET AND A LITTLE SAD ALL AT ONCE

THAT LIL SUGAR IS A SWEET HOT MESS. I haven’t smile so much listening to a book in a long while. This story is beautiful just beautiful! Bani’s narrative as always is spectacular. Please order this book u won’t be disappointed.

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Both the book itself and this particular reading were commendable. I've seldom heard a more appropriate and effective reader for the content.

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Sugar

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Loved it! Beautiful, poignant, inspiring story.

My kids and I listened to Sugar for homeschool read aloud. We all loved it. Such a beautiful story, and so well narrated too. Highly recommend!

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Amazing, must-read!

SO good! Beautiful story. Wonderful narration. Could be used as a great conversation starter.

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wonderful story

Sugar Sugar Sugar. The Book was hard to stop reading, didn't want the story to end.

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A Beautiful and Loving story of strength and grace. The bonding of Family and Friends.

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Sugar was cute and a handful. Cute book.

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Sugar (The Untold Story of Reconstruction)

Wonderful narration voice in telling of a compelling story. Bringing to life a history not usually told.