- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Lexile Measure: 0830 (What's this?)
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (December 29, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0142501514
- ISBN-13: 978-0142501511
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
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The Red Rose Box Paperback – December 29, 2003
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About the Author
Brenda Woods was born in Ohio, grew up in Southern California, and attended California State University, Northridge. Her award-winning books for young readers include The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond (a CCBC choice and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book); the Coretta Scott King Honor winner The Red Rose Box; the ALAN Pick Saint Louis Armstrong Beach; and VOYA Top Shelf Fiction selection Emako Blue. Woods’s numerous awards and honors include the Judy Lopez Memorial Book Award, the FOCAL International Award, and the ILA Children’s Choice Young Adult Fiction Award. She lives in the Los Angeles area. To learn more, visit brendawoods.net.
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I like this book because the setting is during the depression. Historical settings are always interesting to me and make the book more believable. I recommend the book for older elementary age children.
Overall, an excellant book. The characters are believable and children will be able to identify with Leah's struggle to belong, and her feelings of doubt. The book explores on an elementary level, the difference between life for African Americans in the North and South in the years before the Civil Rights movement. However, very few actual historical events are included in the book. Additionally, the book tries to cover two years of Leah's life, which results in little character development and brief explainations of many events. Still, the Red Rose Box is an excellant addition to children's literature
The main character is LEAH she was happy because she got a present from aunt for her tenth birthday. What she got was a red traveling case .And inside was jewelry, silk and expensive soap. And a lot more things .She gets tickets to California. But her and her sister find them self's in Hollywood. And a terrible strike hits there home. The mom and dad die in a horrible hurricane. Will freedom every fell like they imagine. Read the book to find out more about the red rose books