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The Forgotten Girl af India Hill Brown
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The Forgotten Girl (udgave 2019)

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When eleven-year-old Iris sneaks out at night to make snow angels, she was not expecting to raise the ghost of Avery Moore, a girl her own age; but bringing to light the segregated and abandoned black cemetery seems like the perfect way to help Avery get the recognition she craves, and it will also be a good idea for the school project about the history of her small North Carolina town, where racial tensions are never far from the surface--only it seems that if Avery gets everything she wants Iris will join her as a ghost, best friends forever.… (mere)
Medlem:BeckyatAPL
Titel:The Forgotten Girl
Forfattere:India Hill Brown (Forfatter)
Info:Scholastic Press (2019), 256 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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Nøgleord:Race and ethnicity, Social justice, 8-12, African Americans, Ghosts

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Iris and Daniel are playing in the first snow in a clearing in the woods near their house when they discover a grave. When they explore more, they find additional grade. A research project leads them to explore abandoned segregated graveyards in their town. The name on the grave is Avery. Avery's ghost starts to appear before Iris and clearly she wants to be remembered. This brings up a scary component of the story.
Iris and Avery connect in feeling Forgotten. Iris endures numerous slights and oversights, many seem to be related to the her race. ( )
  ewyatt | Dec 9, 2020 |
In the small town of Easaw North Carolina, Iris hates that everyone in her middle school seems to forget about her accomplishments as Captain of the Step Team. Several times she wasn’t invited to important school events, leading her to believe the administration was purposely leaving her out of things.

Determined to make everyone notice her, Iris and her best friend Daniel take on the task of researching abandoned cemeteries after they stumble upon several hidden graves, including one of an 11-year-old named Avery Moore. They were surprised to find out that cemeteries used to be segregated, with black cemeteries falling into disrepair during the Great Migration. Iris and Daniel decided they wanted to have this abandoned cemetery restored.

Soon after their discovery of her grave, Avery began to make herself known in different ways to a very terrified Iris. Avery doesn’t like being forgotten, and wants to make sure she is remembered. Iris is key, and Avery plans to make sure the two of them become forever friends – forever remembered – together.

I liked this book. Its short chapters, with cliffhanger endings, will keep even reluctant readers glued to the pages.

Recommended for ages 10-15.

Book review link: https://shouldireaditornot.wordpress.com/2020/01/18/the-forgotten-girl-india-hil... ( )
  sunshinealma | Jan 18, 2020 |
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When eleven-year-old Iris sneaks out at night to make snow angels, she was not expecting to raise the ghost of Avery Moore, a girl her own age; but bringing to light the segregated and abandoned black cemetery seems like the perfect way to help Avery get the recognition she craves, and it will also be a good idea for the school project about the history of her small North Carolina town, where racial tensions are never far from the surface--only it seems that if Avery gets everything she wants Iris will join her as a ghost, best friends forever.

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