Jewell Parker Rhodes reveals it wasn’t always so easy for
girls like Sugar.
is a time for relaxation and running free with friends. But
new novel Sugar is
the story of a girl growing up on a sugar plantation in Civil War-era
Mississippi. And if sweets weren’t mentioned enough, Sugar hates her name. “No
sweets, just savories,” she says.
Missus Beale and other authorities are making Sugar’s life anything but sweet,
trying to restrict who her friends are. But no matter what, Sugar looks for the
good in everyone and isn’t about to let social rules spoil her fun.
a time when hanging out with kids of different races isn’t allowed, Sugar finds
friendships with Billy, a plantation owner’s son, and Chinese immigrant workers
Beau and Master Liu. Sugar joins the River Road family and has quite the
cross-cultural experience. Everyone has a different background and something
new to bring to the table, whether they trace their African, Chinese or
is driven and sassy, and you definitely won’t want to miss her story as she
challenges the societal norms around her. Be sure to pick up a copy (available
now!), then come back and share your thoughts.
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BY CAROLINE CASSARD ON 5/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN entertainment, book reviews, Book Club, book reviews