The Secret of Gumbo Grove

by Eleanora E. Tate

Eleven-year-old Raisin volunteers to help a feisty old woman clean up the New Africa... read more

Eleven-year-old Raisin volunteers to help a feisty old woman clean up the New Africa No.1 Missionary Baptist Cemetery and, in the process, uncovers local Black history, which has been just as neglected as the tombstones in the cemetery. Tate has a special gift for writing dialogue that rings true and moves the plot along; consequently, characters and family relationships are as fully developed as the mystery plot. (Ages 11-14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1987

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