Bound To Stay Bound

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 Montgomery and the case of the golden key
 Author: Crowder, Tracy Occomy

 Publisher:  Tu Books (2023)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 296 p.,  20 cm

 BTSB No: 251485 ISBN: 9781643795171
 Ages: 9-13 Grades: 4-8

 Mystery fiction
 Locks and keys -- Fiction
 Community life -- Fiction
 African Americans -- Fiction
 Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction

Price: $25.36

In 2008 South Side Chicago, ten-year-old Montgomery "Monty" Carver's hunt to find the origins of a mysterious golden key leads him to discover the rich history of his community.

   Kirkus Reviews (09/01/23)
   School Library Journal (10/13/23)
   Booklist (10/15/23)

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Booklist - 10/15/2023 Crowder’s New Visions Award–winning novel follows newly 10-year-old Montgomery Carver in 2008 as he seeks the secrets of a mysterious golden key found in his neighborhood in South Side Chicago. Monty, intent on proving his independence in a city that is bustling with historical what-ifs, decides to embark on this mission on his own. The big events never stop for his community, either: between possibly hosting the Olympics and possibly being the home of the next history-making president of the United States, Barack Obama, Chicago continues to thrum with excitement. Add to this a possible ghost case that Monty needs to solve and he really has his hands full. Including heartfelt journal entries and vibrant illustrations from Sorra, this voice-y novel is an unforgettable adventure through a nostalgic decade, showcasing the times right before they were about to change. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

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