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The Resource The Bitter Side Of Sweet, Tara Sullan, (electronic resource)

The Bitter Side Of Sweet, Tara Sullan, (electronic resource)

Label
The Bitter Side Of Sweet
Title
The Bitter Side Of Sweet
Statement of responsibility
Tara Sullan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For fans of Linda Sue Park and A Long Way Gone, two young boys must escape a life of slavery in modern-day Ivory Coast Fifteen-year-old Amadou counts the things that matter. For two years what has mattered are the number of cacao pods he and his younger brother, Seydou, can chop down in a day. This number is very important. The higher the number the safer they are because the bosses won't beat them. The higher the number the closer they are to paying off their debt and returning home to Baba and Auntie. Maybe. The problem is Amadou doesn't know how much he and Seydou owe, and the bosses won't tell him. The boys only wanted to make some money during the dry season to help their impoverished family. Instead they were tricked into forced labor on a plantation in the Ivory Coast; they spend day after day living on little food and harvesting beans in the hot sun-dangerous, backbreaking work. With no hope of escape, all they can do is try their best to stay alive-until Khadija comes into their lives. She's the first girl who's ever come to camp, and she's a wild thing. She fights bravely every day, attempting escape again and again, reminding Amadou what it means to be free. But finally, the bosses break her, and what happens next to the brother he has always tried to protect almost breaks Amadou. The old impulse to run is suddenly awakened. The three band together as family and try just once more to escape. Tara Sullivan, the award-winning author of the astounding Golden Boy, delivers another powerful, riveting, and moving tale of children fighting to make a difference and be counted. Inspired by true-to-life events happening right now, The Bitter Side of Sweet is an exquisitely written tour de force not to be missed
Summary
Frantically working to escape punishment by their overseers, Ivory Coast child slaves Amadou and Seydou befriend a slave newcomer whose constant attempts to escape compel the brothers to plan their own flight
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2017
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10470457
Cataloging source
RECBK
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Sullan, Tara
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
7 years and up
LC call number
PZ7.S95373
LC item number
Bi 2016
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810
Literary form
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Recorded Books, Inc
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True
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Children's stories
Target audience
primary
Label
The Bitter Side Of Sweet, Tara Sullan, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698184299
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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7669f523-096a-48ca-8379-1e7e60f7bef5
Publisher number
EB00613520
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2136566
  • (OCoLC)946536313
  • (OCoLC)ocn946536313
  • 2136566
Label
The Bitter Side Of Sweet, Tara Sullan, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698184299
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7669f523-096a-48ca-8379-1e7e60f7bef5
Publisher number
EB00613520
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2136566
  • (OCoLC)946536313
  • (OCoLC)ocn946536313
  • 2136566

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