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  • ISBN: 9780062367297
  • ISBN: 0062367293
  • Physical Description: xvii, 460 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Quill Tree Books, [2021]

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In 1860 Louisiana, eighty-year-old Madame Sylvie decides to sit for a portrait, as horrific stories that span generations from the big house and the fields are revealed
1860, Louisiana. After serving as mistress of Le Petit Cottage for more than six decades, Madame Sylvie Guilbert has decided, in spite of her family's indifference, to sit for a portrait. It will be a testament to all the hardships she overcame, the glory her life ought to have been. As she sits for the portrait, other stories are revealed: that of Thisbe, an enslaved woman who must stand silent by her mistress but observes everything. Or Byron, heir to the plantation, whose desires cannot fit with his family duty. Stories that span generations, and secrets that are buried as deep as the family fortune. -- adapted from jacket
Target Audience Note:
Ages 16 up. Quill Tree Books
Grades 10-12. Quill Tree Books
Subject: Slavery > Louisiana > Juvenile fiction
African Americans > Louisiana > Juvenile fiction
Plantation life > Louisiana > Juvenile fiction
Louisiana > History > 1803-1865 > Juvenile fiction
Young adult fiction.
Genre: Young adult works.
Young adult fiction
Historical fiction.
Juvenile works.
Historical fiction.

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