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Francie lives with her mother and younger brother, Prez, in rural Alabama, where all three work and wait. Francie's father is trying to get settled in Chicago so he can move his family up North.

Unfortunately, he's made promises he hasn't kept, and Francie painfully learns that her dreams of starting junior high school in an integrated urban classroom will go unfulfilled. Amid the day-to-day grind of working odd jobs for wealthy white folks on the other side of town, Francie becomes involved in helping a framed young black man to escape arrest -- a brave gesture, but one that puts the entire black community in danger. In this vivid portrait of a girl in the pre--Civil Rights era South, first-time novelist Karen English completes Francie's world using lively vernacular and a wide array of flesh-and-blood characters.

Francie is a 2000 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Library Binding
Title: Francie
Author(s): Karen English
ISBN: 1-4395-8557-1 / 978-1-4395-8557-3 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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December 2002 : USA Turtleback
Title: Francie
Author(s): Karen English
ISBN: 0-606-25527-3 / 978-0-606-25527-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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September 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Francie
Author(s): Karen English
ISBN: 0-7587-0355-4 / 978-0-7587-0355-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Book Wholesalers
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March 2002 : USA Library Binding
Title: Francie
Author(s): Karen English
ISBN: 0-613-54223-1 / 978-0-613-54223-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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January 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Francie
Author(s): Karen English
ISBN: 0-7862-3717-1 / 978-0-7862-3717-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Francie (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books)
Author(s): Karen English
ISBN: 0-374-32456-5 / 978-0-374-32456-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
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Paperback Editions

December 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Francie
Author(s): Karen English
ISBN: 0-312-37383-X / 978-0-312-37383-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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September 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: Francie
Author(s): Karen English
ISBN: 0-374-42459-4 / 978-0-374-42459-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Audio Editions

November 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Francie
Author(s): Karen English, Sisi Johnson
ISBN: 1-4025-2131-6 / 978-1-4025-2131-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Francie
Author(s): Karen English
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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