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Sources Of Light

ISBN-10: 0547722362
ISBN-13: 9780547722368
Author: McMullan, Margaret
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: August 2012

Copyright: 2010

Page Count: 240

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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Guided Reading: W
Lexile: 840L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 8.0
Grade Level Equivalent: 5

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Violence *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century *

It's 1962, a year after the death of Sam's father, Sam and her mother must move, along with their very liberal views, to Jackson, Mississippi, her father's conservative hometown. Needless to say, they don't quite fit in. People like the McLemores fear that Sam, her mother, and her mother's artist friend, Perry, are in the South to "agitate" and to shake up the dividing lines between black and white. As racial injustices ensue Sam learns to focus with her camera lens to bring forth the social injustice out of the darkness and into the light.
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