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Alligator Bayou
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Wendy Lamb Books
Publication date March 10, 2009
Pages 280
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385746540
ISBN-10 0385746547
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.86 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $16.99
Other format details juvenile
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Talullah, Louisiana. 1899.

Calogero, his uncles, and cousins are six Sicilian men living in the small town of Tallulah, Louisiana. They work hard, growing vegetables and selling them at their stand and in their grocery store.

To 14-year-old Calogero, newly arrived from Sicily, Tallulah is a lush world full of contradictions, hidden rules, and tension between the Negro and white communities. He’s startled and thrilled by the danger of a ’gator hunt in the midnight bayou, and by his powerful feelings for Patricia, a sharpwitted, sweet-natured Negro girl. Some people welcome the Sicilians. Most do not. Calogero’s family is caught in the middle: the whites don’t see them as equal, but befriending Negroes is dangerous. Every day brings Calogero and his family closer to a a terrifying, violent confrontation.

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