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Unstoppable Octobia May

(2014)
A novel by

 
Best-selling and award-winning author Sharon G. Flake delivers a mystery set in the 1950s that eerily blends history, race, culture, and family. Octobia May is a girl filled with questions. Her heart condition makes her special - and, some folks would argue, gives this ten-year-old powers that make her a "wise soul." Thank goodness for Auntie, who convinces Octobia's parents to let her live in her boarding house that is filled with old folks. That's when trouble, and excitement, and wonder begin. Auntie is nontraditional. She's unmarried and has plans to purchase other boarding homes and hotels. At a time when children, and especially girls, are "seen, not heard," Auntie allows Octobia May the freedom and expression of an adult. When Octobia starts to question the folks in her world, an adventure and a mystery unfold that beg some troubling questions: Who is black and who is "passing" for white? What happens when a vibrant African American community must face its own racism? And, perhaps most important: Do vampires really exist? In her most unusual and probing novel yet, Sharon G. Flake takes us on a heart-pumping journey.

 
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Used availability for Sharon G Flake's Unstoppable Octobia May


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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Unstoppable Octobia May (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Sharon G Flake
ISBN: 0-606-37784-0 / 978-0-606-37784-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Unstoppable Octobia May
Author(s): Sharon Flake
ISBN: 0-545-60960-7 / 978-0-545-60960-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Unstoppable Octobia May
Author(s): Sharon Flake
ISBN: 0-545-60962-3 / 978-0-545-60962-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Unstoppable Octobia May
Author(s): Sharon G Flake
ISBN: 0-545-79601-6 / 978-0-545-79601-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
Availability: Amazon   

Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Unstoppable Octobia May
Author(s): Sharon G Flake
ISBN: 1-4676-8645-X / 978-1-4676-8645-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Unstoppable Octobia May - Audio
Author(s): Sharon Flake
ISBN: 0-545-74644-2 / 978-0-545-74644-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Unstoppable Octobia May - Audio Library Edition
Author(s): Sharon Flake
ISBN: 0-545-74645-0 / 978-0-545-74645-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Unstoppable Octobia May
Author(s): Sharon Flake
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Unstoppable Octobia May
Author(s): Sharon Flake
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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