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Leaving Atlanta

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"It was the end of summer, a summer during a two-year nightmare. African American children around Atlanta were vanishing, and twenty-nine would be murdered by the end of 1981. Like all kids across the city, fifth-grade classmates Tasha Baxter, Rodney Green, and Octavia Harrison were discovering that back-to-school now meant special safety lessons, indoor recess, and being thrown into a world their parents couldn't comprehend, one in which the everyday challenges of growing up were coupled with constant fear - and the news of the murders of one's peers." "Tasha can't understand why she daily falls in and out of favor with her classmates - she isn't weird like Rodney or "too dark" and outspoken like Octavia. Then, through a sudden crush on a boy from the wrong side of town, she finds that words have the power to both heal and wound. (The next thought was that Tasha herself had brought it upon him with her hateful words. "I hope the man snatches you." And she meant it when she said it.)"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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display_description Beautifully evocative, this novel portrays one of the darkest tragedies in American history through the eyes of three unforgettable children.
From the author of An American Marriage, An Oprah's Book Club 2018 Selection
It was the end of summer, a summer during the two-year nightmare in which Atlanta's African-American children were vanishing and twenty-nine would be found murdered by 1982. Here fifth-grade classmates Tasha Baxter, Rodney Green, and Octavia Harrison will discover back-to-school means facing everyday challenges in a new world of safety lessons, terrified parents, and constant fear.
The moving story of their struggle to grow up-and survive- shimmers with the piercing, ineffable quality of childhood, as it captures all the hurts and little wins, the all-too-sudden changes, and the merciless, outside forces that can sweep the young into adulthood and forever shape their lives.
"Tayari Jones is blessed with vision to see through to the surprising and devastating truths at the heart of ordinary lives, strength to wrest those truths free, and a gift of language to lay it all out, compelling and clear." — Michael Chabon, author of Moonglow
"Tayari Jones has emerged as one of the most important voices of her generation." — Essence
"One of America's finest writers." —
"Tayari Jones is a wonderful storyteller." — Ploughshares
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subject_facet African American children -- Fiction
African American families -- Fiction
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Fiction
Serial murders -- Fiction
title_display Leaving Atlanta
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Leaving Atlanta / Tayari Jones
title_short Leaving Atlanta
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African American children
African American families
Serial murders