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Alligator Bayou

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
Talullah, Louisiana. 1899.

Calogero, his uncles, and cousins are six Sicilian men living in the small town of Tallulah, Louisiana. They work hard, growing vegetables and selling them at their stand and in their grocery store.

To 14-year-old Calogero, newly arrived from Sicily, Tallulah is a lush world full of contradictions, hidden rules, and tension between the Negro and white communities. He's startled and thrilled by the danger of a 'gator hunt in the midnight bayou, and by his powerful feelings for Patricia, a sharpwitted, sweet-natured Negro girl. Some people welcome the Sicilians. Most do not. Calogero's family is caught in the middle: the whites don't see them as equal, but befriending Negroes is dangerous. Every day brings Calogero and his family closer to a a terrifying, violent confrontation.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Alligator Bayou (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-606-14501-X / 978-0-606-14501-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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March 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Alligator Bayou
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-385-74654-7 / 978-0-385-74654-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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March 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Alligator Bayou
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-385-90891-1 / 978-0-385-90891-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Alligator Bayou
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 0-553-49417-1 / 978-0-553-49417-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Alligator Bayou
Author(s): Donna Jo Napoli
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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