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Magnolia flower

Call Number



First illustrated edition.

Publication Information

New York, NY : Amistad, Books for Young Readers, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022]

Physical Description

1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm


Ages 4-8.


Born to parents who fled slavery and the Trail of Tears, Magnolia Flower is a girl with a vibrant spirit. Not to be deterred by rigid ways of the world, she longs to connect with others, who too long for freedom. She finds this in a young man of letters who her father disapproves of. In her quest to be free, Magnolia must make a choice and set off on a journey that will prove just how brave one can be when leading with one's heart.


"Adapted from a story by Zora Neale Hurston and previously published in the collection Hitting A Straight Lick with A Crooked Stick."

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