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Author: Johnson, Varian
Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 4.20
Points: 12.0 Quiz: 194181
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 6-8
Reading Level: 4.40
Points: 20.0 Quiz: 73177
Coretta Scott King Author Honor, 2019
Kirkus Reviews (+) (01/01/18)
School Library Journal (+) (12/00/17)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (00/04/18)
The Hornbook (+) (00/03/18)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 02/01/2018 From the author of The Great Greene Heist (2014) comes the exciting adventure of two kids searching for a hidden treasure. Candice’s summer has been the worst, until she finds a letter in her grandma’s attic that led to her grandma being driven out of their town of Lambert, South Carolina. The letter offers clues about the untold history of a young African American woman named Siobhan Washington and about a secret game of tennis. Candice teams up with Brandon, the boy next door, and dives into the hidden history of Lambert to finish what her grandma started. Following each new discovery, Johnson reveals a key moment in the past that uncovers a secret love and a great injustice. While Candice works through her parents’ divorce and moving, Brandon deals with being bullied by a boy from school. The mystery offers them a way to seek justice for Candice’s grandma, but it also helps them deal with their own struggles. A dazzling and emotional read that deals with serious topics such as bullying, racism, and divorce. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.