The Resource Bone by bone, Tony Johnston

Bone by bone, Tony Johnston

Label
Bone by bone
Title
Bone by bone
Statement of responsibility
Tony Johnston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a small town in 1950s Tennessee, nine-year-old David, who is white, and Malcolm, who is black, are blood brothers. Although David's racist father has forbidden their friendship, the boys enjoy wild, free-spirited adventures, exploring caves and acting out their favourite stories (Br'er Rabbit). But as the boys grow older and David's father's threats escalate, David wonders if his dad is a member of the Klan. Is his best friend's life in danger? Nostalgic scenes of small-town comforts contrast with the horror in the searing accounts of racism, which are true to David's viewpoint, and Johnston's vocabulary reinforces the effect in bone-chilling shifts from gentle, folksy, poetic colloquialisms to brutal racial slurs, including rampant use of the n-word. The author, who grew up in the South, begins her book with a charged, personal note: "The raw language . . . is my father's language and reflects a way of thinking that has troubled me my whole life." Readers, too, will feel haunted by this powerful story of a child awakening to family secrets and violence, and the racially motivated terrorism enforced by the Jim Crow South."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Target audience
juvenile
Bone by bone, Tony Johnston
Label
Bone by bone, Tony Johnston
Publication
Note
First published by Roaring Brook Press, Connecticut, 2007
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
506498
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9781921351624
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP506498
  • 12394967
  • (AuCNLKIN)000042591215
  • (OCoLC)243862451
  • (Nz)12394967

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