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The Forgotten Girl by [India Hill Brown]
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NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens
2020 ALSC Notable Children's Book

"This ghost story gave me chill after chill. It will haunt you." -- R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps

"Engaging, entrancing, and altogether magic! A classic ghost tale that examines racism and segregation in a meaningful story that at its core is about love, friendship, and forgiveness. A beautiful debut." -- J. C. Cervantes, New York Times bestselling author of The Storm Runner

"A harrowing yet empowering tale reminding us that the past is connected to the present, that every place and every person has a story, and that those stories deserve to be told." -- Renée Watson, New York Times bestselling author of Piecing Me Together

"Scary and spooky and sad and important. I loved every moment of it!" -- Ellen Oh, author of Spirit Hunters and founder of We Need Diverse Books

"Frightening and mysterious. A new, creepy favorite." -- Dan Poblocki, author of Shadow House and The Ghost of Graylock

"Strong middle-grade characters who will undoubtedly be enjoyed by children and adults alike. The pacing of the plot will surely send a chill through the readers' spines as they follow Iris and her journey with the paranormal. [An] eerie read." -- Booklist

"Both historically and culturally relevant, Brown's thoughtful ghost story explores the legacy of racism through segregation." -- Publishers Weekly

"The historical information about school desegregation, segregated cemeteries, and the Great Migration are welcome, unique additions. A ghostly tale with a historical twist." -- Kirkus Reviews
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Their parents warned them not to go into the woods by themselves. And Suga warned them twice as much about the spirits of the snow. How they preyed on children who wandered out in the snowy darkness alone.



But in that little clearing, there was a fresh, untouched blanket of snow, calling her farther into the woods, just before that impenetrable wall of darkness.



She pointed a purple-gloved finger. "Let's go over there."



Daniel cleared his throat. "Iris, we can’t go over there. We shouldn't even be out here."



She rolled her eyes.



"It'll just be for a second. I promise." She added, when he frowned at her, "Please? Come on."



He nodded slowly. Iris pulled him farther, past the edge of the big clearing, through the next line of trees, to the smaller one. The darkness seemed so solid as it surrounded them, it felt like they were in a cave. All around her, Iris could only see trees. As if they’d entered another world.



The trees seemed to stand in anticipation under the pink-and-black snowy sky. Watching, waiting, so still as the snow touched the branches. She shivered, probably because of the cold. She lay down slowly, the cold pressing closer against her back than it had before. She moved her arms and legs, making the angel, ignoring a strange feeling that she was slowly sinking into the snow…



Daniel reached out his hand and pulled her up. Iris shook the feeling off and smiled. She was proud of her work. "I've never made a snow angel this good!" She looked at Daniel to agree, but he was leaning over, frowning at her angel.



"What's that?" he asked, pointing at it. "Look."



She peered more closely at the angel, the way her dress flared around her feet, her arms frozen in midair as if she’d finally gotten their attention.



There was something buried, just barely, under the snow angel's chest, where her heart would be. It glistened in the moonlight. They bent over and worked together to uncover it.



Their hands froze in midair, mimicking the angels'. Daniel gasped.



"Iris, that's..."



Iris stared down at the crumbling stone, a gust of cold air pushing past her, forcing her to speak.



"A grave."

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • Publisher : Scholastic Press (November 5, 2019)
  • Publication Date : November 5, 2019
  • File Size : 24327 KB
  • Print Length : 160 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B07M5CWL9P
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 185 ratings

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