Marked by Fire

by Joyce Carol Thomas

As they rallied around Abby's birth in the cotton field, the townsfolk of Ponca... read more

As they rallied around Abby's birth in the cotton field, the townsfolk of Ponca City, Oklahoma, continue to rally for the girl who was marked to be special for them throughout her life. The strong ties of this community help Abby survive a tornado, a physical assault and the revenge of a deranged neighbor. Abby continues the circle of care and support when she learns her grandmother's gifts of medicine and in turn adds her strength to the community. (14 years and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1982

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