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|| Selected as the first Book in Common at Mississippi University for Women, this compelling story helped trigger campus-wide discussions on race relations and child abuse. Lonely Feena Harvey, a teenager who cannot stand by and watch bad things happen, sees a toddler being slapped and kicked, then abandoned by his mother. When Feena kidnaps the baby to save him, she finds an unlikely ally in Raylene Watson, popular, outgoing, and African American. The two girls, miles apart, socially and emotionally, skip school to take care of Christopher. But how long can this mismatched pair of guardians keep their secret? Especially once the police join the search for the baby?
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