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Karen English

Biography

Karen English

Karen English

Books by Karen English

by Karen English - Children's 10-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Prejudice , Racism

It’s 1965, Los Angeles. All twelve-year-old Sophie wants to do is write her book, star in the community play, and hang out with her friend Jennifer. But she’s the new black kid in a nearly all-white neighborhood; her beloved sister, Lily, is going away to college soon; and her parents’ marriage is rocky. There’s also her family’s new, disapproving housekeeper to deal with. When riots erupt in nearby Watts and a friend is unfairly arrested, Sophie learns that life --- and her own place in it --- is even more complicated than she’d once thought.