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The downstairs girl

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From the critically-acclaimed author of Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon and founding member of We Need Diverse Books comes a powerful novel about identity, betrayal, and the meaning of family. "This vividly rendered historic novel will keep readers riveted as witty, observant Jo deals with the dangers of questioning power." -- The Washington Post By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, "Dear Miss Sweetie." When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's ills, but she's not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender. While her opponents clamor to uncover the secret identity of Miss Sweetie, a mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby. But when her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta's most notorious criminal, Jo must decide whether she, a girl used to living in the shadows, is ready to step into the light. With prose that is witty, insightful, and at times heartbreaking, Stacey Lee masterfully crafts an extraordinary social drama set in the New South. A Washington Post Best Children's Book of the Year YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults List A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year A Crystal Kite Award Winner "Holds a mirror to our present issues while giving us a detailed and vibrant picture of life in the past." -- The New York Times "A joyful read . . . The Downstairs Girl , for all its serious and timely content, is a jolly good time." -- NPR
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9781524740955
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9781977304018
Accelerated Reader:
MG+
Level 5.5, 14 Points
Lexile measure:
810L
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subject_facetAdvice columns -- Fiction
Advice columns -- Juvenile fiction
Atlanta (Ga.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
Atlanta (Ga.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction
Authorship -- Fiction
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Chinese Americans -- Fiction
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Historical fiction
Household employees -- Fiction
Novels
Wealth -- Fiction
Young adult fiction
title_displayThe downstairs girl
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title_shortThe downstairs girl
topic_facetAdvice columns
Authorship
Chinese Americans
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Household employees
Wealth
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Young Adult Literature
Young adult fiction