Marie-Grace and the orphans

Sarah Masters Buckey, 1955-

Book - 2011

When Marie-Grace discovers a baby outside her father's office and a slave catcher claims the boy, she helps place him at a white orphanage where she becomes a volunteer, as her friendship with Cécile grows and she hears rumors of yellow fever.

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Children's Room jFICTION/AMERICAN/Marie-Grace Due Apr 17, 2024
[Middleton, Wis.] : American Girl Pub c2011.
Main Author
Sarah Masters Buckey, 1955- (-)
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Physical Description
91 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm
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Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-In Meet Marie-Grace, the child and her physician father move to New Orleans in 1853, where she begins voice lessons with the opera singer Mademoiselle Oceane. She meets Cecile, an outgoing African American girl, and, although the girls are total opposites, they form an unlikely bond and Cecile educates her friend about race relations in the South. In Orphans, the protagonist finds a baby boy on her doorstep and wants to keep him. When a slave catcher comes for him, Marie-Grace and Cecile come up with a plan to keep the infant safe. Finally, in Difference, yellow fever has hit the city. Mademoiselle becomes ill and the orphanage where Marie-Grace and Cecile volunteer is full of children who lost their parents to the sickness. As the fever spreads across the city, the girls do their best to help those in need. Full-color illustrations are scattered throughout, and concluding sections offer relevant information about the events and include photos and reproductions. Fans of the "American Girl" books will dig right into this new series and seek out the titles told from Cecile's point of view.-Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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