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Pub Date: 10/14/2014

Pages: 228

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Ig Publishing

Imprint: Lizzie Skurnick Books

ISBN 13: 9781939601162

ISBN 10: 1939601169

Price: $12.95 / $16.99 CAN

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational


By Brenda Wilkinson

Price: $12.95



About the Book

A National Book Award nominee in 1975, Ludell is the first book in a groundbreaking trilogy about a young African American girl growing up during the 1950s in a small Georgia town. Ludell Wilson is a wisecracking bookworm and burgeoning writer who adores her best friend Ruthie Mae, her loving—but strict—grandmother, and everything about growing up. (Including her first pair of blue jeans, and her first boyfriend.)

But in the still-segregated South, Ludell‘s warm community exists side-by-side with poverty and injustice. Wilkinson’s bold, funny narrator, whose story continues in Ludell and Willie and Ludell‘s New York Time, shows us an America that is also changing…just not fast enough.

About the Book

The first in a trilogy chronicling the life of Ludell Wilson, a young African African female teenager in the 1950s.


Brenda Wilkinson: Brenda Wilkinson was born in 1946 in Moultrie, Georgia. Her works have been awarded the New York Times Book Review Outstanding Children’s Book of the Year and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and she has been both a nominee for the National Book Award and the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.