JEAN FERRIS is the author of many novels for young people, including Of Sound Mind, Bad, and Across the Grain, all ALA Best Books for Young Adults. She lives in San Diego, California.
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
In 1839, visitors from miles around come to Kentucky to tour Mammoth Cave. But sixteen-year-old Charlotte, the maid at Mammoth Cave Hotel, doesn't understand its appeal. As a slave, she is already...
"Dallas is sentenced to six months in the Girls' Rehabilitation Center when her father refuses the judge's offer to take her home on parole...Ferris researched her topic well and the authenticity she invests in the novel will draw in both avid and reluctant readers." --School Library Journal