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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bantam Books
Publication date January 1, 1991
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780440226888
ISBN-10 0440226880
Dimensions 0.50 by 4 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.15 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $4.50
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
An African American girl struggles to fulfill her father's dreams and to help make a place for her family in a white town in the Southwest at the turn of the century
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Lena can recite the Scriptures by heart. Hoping to make her adored Papa proud of her and to make her white classmates notice her "Magic Mind," not her black skin, Lena vows to win the Bible-quoting contest. But winning does not bring Lena what she expected. Instead of honor, violence and death erupt and strike the one she loves most dearly. Lena, who has believed in vengeance, must now learn how to forgive.


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Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Editions for the work Words by Heart
Hardcover
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from Bantam Dell Pub Group (June 1, 1999)
9780553259001 | details & prices | List price $2.50
About: Lena can recite the Scriptures by heart.
from Little Brown & Co (June 1, 1979)
9780316779319 | details & prices | 162 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.95
About: A Black girl struggles to fulfill her father's dreams and to help make a place for her family in a white town in the Southwest at the turn of the century
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Yearling Books (February 1, 1997)
9780440413462 | details & prices | 162 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.24 lbs | List price $6.50
About: An African American girl struggles to fulfill her father's dreams and to help make a place for her family in a white town in the Southwest at the turn of the century
The price comparison is for this edition
With Xavier Bonet (other contributor), Tina L. Peterson | Reissue edition from Bantam Books (January 1, 1991)
9780440226888 | details & prices | 4.00 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.15 lbs | List price $4.50
This edition also contains Oscar and the Amazing Gravity Repellent
About: An African American girl struggles to fulfill her father's dreams and to help make a place for her family in a white town in the Southwest at the turn of the century
With Joe Le Blanc | Reissue edition from Bantam Books (January 1, 1991)
9780553271799 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $3.99
This edition also contains Of Popes and Kings
About: Had Lena overstepped the bounds by winning the contest that everyone had thought the white boy would win?
from Bantam Dell Pub Group (June 1, 1981)
9780553138238 | details & prices | 135 pages | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | List price $10.01
About: A Black girl struggles to fulfill her father's dreams and to help make a place for her family in a white town in the Southwest at the turn of the century
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (January 1, 1991)
9780606024082 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.30 lbs | List price $13.45
About: A Black girl struggles to fulfill her father's dreams and to help make a place for her family in a white town in the Southwest at the turn of the century
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (November 13, 2008)
9781439521618 | details & prices | List price $15.50
About: Had Lena overstepped the bounds by winning the contest that everyone had thought the white boy would win?
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780881030594 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: An African American girl struggles to fulfill her father's dreams and to help make a place for her family in a white town in the Southwest at the turn of the century
from Turtleback Books (April 1, 1996)
9780613723183 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.30 lbs | List price $15.40
About: An African American girl struggles to fulfill her father's dreams and to help make a place for her family in a white town in the Southwest at the turn of the century
Hardcover
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With Tina L. Peterson | from Capstone Pr Inc (August 1, 2015)
9781623702441 | details & prices | 215 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.85 lbs | List price $10.95
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
With Ouida Sebestyen, Tina L. Peterson | Reissue edition from Bantam Books (January 1, 1991); titled "Words by Heart"
9780440226888 | details & prices | 4.00 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.15 lbs | List price $4.50
This edition also contains Words by Heart
About: An African American girl struggles to fulfill her father's dreams and to help make a place for her family in a white town in the Southwest at the turn of the century
Library
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With Tina L. Peterson | from Stone Arch Books (August 1, 2015)
9781496500007 | details & prices | 215 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.85 lbs | List price $25.99
About: Oscar Schmidt is a klutz and gravity is his nemesis - it pulls him down, trips him up, and helps the neighborhood bullies make his life all-around awful.

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