The poisonwood bible [electronic resource]. Barbara Kingsolver.
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- ISBN: 9780061804816 (electronic bk)
The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it--from garden seeds to Scripture--is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa. The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy. Against this backdrop, Orleanna Price reconstructs the story of her evangelist husband's part in the Western assault on...
|Target Audience Note:||
Grade 5 - Grade 6
960L Lexile Level
Electronic reproduction. New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2009. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1936 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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