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Lunch-Box Dream

Lunch-Box Dream

(2011)
A novel by

 
Bobby and his family are visiting Civil War battlefields on the eve of the war's centenary, while inside their car, quiet battles rage. When an accident cuts their trip short, they return home on a bus and witness an incident that threatens to deny a black family seats. What they don't know is the reason for the family's desperation to be on that bus: a few towns away, their child is missing.

Lunch-Box Dream presents Jim Crow, racism, and segregation from multiple perspectives. In this story of witnessing without understanding, a naïvely prejudiced boy, in brief flashes of insight, starts to identify and question his assumptions about race.

Genre: Children's Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

July 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: Lunch-Box Dream
Author(s): Tony Abbott
ISBN: 0-374-34673-9 / 978-0-374-34673-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Lunch-Box Dream
Author(s): Tony Abbott
ISBN: 1-250-01668-1 / 978-1-250-01668-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: Lunch-Box Dream
Author(s): Tony Abbott
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Lunch-Box Dream
Author(s): Tony Abbott
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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