Parker Inheritance

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Parker Inheritance

The letter waits in a book, in a box, in an attic, in an old house in Lambert, South Carolina. It's waiting for Candice Miller.

When Candice finds the letter, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young woman named Siobhan Washington. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter-writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. Grandma tried and failed. But now Candice has another chance.

So with the help of Brandon Jones, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues in the letter. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the summer ends? --from the publisher

352 pages   978-0545946179   Ages 8-12

*********** "A clever puzzle, a hidden treasure, and a couple of kids you'll wish were your friends...Dive in!" - Sara Pennypacker, author of Pax

When Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. But the letter describes a young woman. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter-writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle.

So with the help of Brandon Jones, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the answers slip into the past yet again?--from the publisher

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The house in Atlanta has to be renovated before they can sell it.  Candice and her mother decide to move out to a town called Lambert, where her grandmother had been the City Manager until the night she had the city workers dig up the city tennis courts in search of a rumored treasure.Now it's Candice and her new friend and neighbor, Brandon, who are on the trail of James Parker and millions of dollars.

In a summer of friendship, a gay boy finding himself, a bully, a chance to save her house, Candice is claiming her heritage, her past and is defining more clearly her sense of self.

Flashbacks to the 1950s and the civil rights movement deliver depth and the truth of American history.

Woven together this story is a moving journey of pride, a great mystery and the past brought forward to be honored.  A triumph.

Recommended by Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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