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Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 93 Ratings and 37 Reviews

Book Description
Francie is happiest up on her hill, bare feet pushed into the cool grass, eating a Scooter Pie, reading a Nancy Drew mystery, and--best of all--waving at "her" train as it heads up the tracks to Birmingham. Life isn't easy being a quiet, bright, "colored" eighth-grader growing up in the '30s in Noble, Alabama. The fact that Francie can be a little willful doesn't always help. Her train promises es... More
Book Information
PublisherSquare Fish
BindingPaperback (10 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages224
Publication Date12/26/2007
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About Karen English (Author) : Karen English is a published author of children's books. Some of the published credits of Karen English include Francie, Nikki and Deja, The Baby on the Way.
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5/4/2009 SJ Kessel said:
English, K. (2002). Francie. New York: Sunburst. 0374424594 Set in the late 1940s or early 1950s. Francie lives with her mother and brother in the segregated Alabama while her father works and sends money from Chicago. Francie helps her mother work various jobs and attends scho... more

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