Dangerous Skies

Suzanne Fisher Staples

Frances Foster Books

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A Season of Change

Along the Virginia shoreline where their families have lived for generations, Buck and Tunes Smith defy tradition. Raised together like brother and sister, they are bound by surname, but not by skin color. And just as Buck has come to rely on Tunes, Tunes has come to trust that even in a place where race can mean so much, their friendship will remain as dependable as the tides.

But then the horrifying events of one spring afternoon tear them apart -- and change their world forever. Desperate to hang on to the thing that he values most, Buck struggles to uphold their friendship -- without realizing that his efforts are pushing Tunes farther and farther away.

From a Newbury Honor -- winning author, this is a powerfully moving story of friendship in the face of racism, and betrayal in the name of loyalty.

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Dangerous Skies
1I've never told this to anyone before, at least not all of it. All through Sheriff's investigation and the court proceedings, I only told what they wanted to know, the facts--what I saw, what I did. I never told all that happened or how I felt about it. A murder comes hard to anyone, especially a twelve-year-old, mixes him up so's it can take years to get straight again. It's been five years now and this is the first time I felt I could lay it all out, just as it happened. I'll start at what feels like a beginning. 
It was early spring that year, a season of dangerous

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"Buck and Tunes, both 12 years old, have been like brother and sister even though Buck is white and Tunes is black-but on the day the two discover a corpse floating in a channel, the differences between their lives become overwhelmingly apparent...Masterfully crafted." --Starred, Publishers Weekly

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Suzanne Fisher Staples

Suzanne Fisher Staples is the author of Shabanu, winner of a 1990 Newbery Honor and Haveli. Both were ALA Notable Books and ALA Best Books for Young Adults. She has been a UPI foreign correspondent posted in Pakistan, Hong Kong, Afghanistan, and India, and now lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Dangerous Skies
Suzanne Fisher Staples

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American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, NCTE Notable Child. Bks in Lang. A , Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, NYPL Books for the Teen Age

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Frances Foster Books
August 2006
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ISBN: 9781466813571
ISBN10: 1466813571
Middle-Grade Fiction240 pages
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Range: 5 and up
$7.99
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