Foreign Exchange

Foreign Exchange

A Mystery in Poems

Book - 1999
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A series of poems reflect the thoughts of various people--town residents young and old, teachers, and some students visiting from the city--caught up in the events surrounding the murder of a beautiful high school student who had recently moved to the small lake-side community of Hudson Landing.A series of poems reflect the thoughts of teachers and students caught up in the events surrounding the murder of a beautiful high school student

In the latest book by award winning poet Mel Glenn, a riveting mystery unfolds through a series of poems. When students from big-city Tower High School spend a weekend in rural Hudson Landing with the students of the local high school, an African-American boy from the city is accused of murdering a local white girl. Young adults will eagerly read the poems to try to piece together clues and discover the killer's identity.

The author weaves a compelling story as he explores racial prejudice and city/country stereotypes while creating insightful portraits of teenagers.

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Readers unravel a mystery story through a series of poems, which revolve around the racially-charged murder of a local white girl and the African-American student accused of the crime while on a weekend retreat with his classmates.

Publisher: New York : Morrow Junior, 1999
ISBN: 9780688164720
Characteristics: 159 p. ; 21 cm


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