Fireflies in December by Jennifer Valent

By Jennifer Valent

2010 Christy Award winner!
Jessilyn Lassiter by no means knew that hatred may well lurk within the human center until eventually the summer season of 1932 whilst she became thirteen. while her ally, Gemma, loses her mom and dad in a sad fireplace, Jessilyn's father vows to deal with her as one in all his personal, even though Gemma is black and prejudice is common of their southern Virginia city. Violence springs up as a ragtag band of Ku Klux Klan participants unite and judge to take concerns into their very own arms. As tensions mount within the small neighborhood, loyalties are demonstrated and Jessilyn is pressured to assert goodbye to the carefree days of her formative years. Fireflies in December is the 2007 winner of the Christian Writers Guild's Operation First Novel contest, and a 2010 Christy Award winner.

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Within another minute, I had stopped hiccuping in air and my strength was returning. 舠There you go,舡 he said. 舠There舗s your color comin舗 back. 舡 Finally I felt like I could move again, and I opened my eyes to try to see who had saved me from what I was certain would have been a watery grave. 舡 As sad as I was for the girl, I thought it was pretty dramatic to perish in a watery grave, but I had to admit I was glad I hadn舗t just then. My eyelashes were stuck together with wet, and with the sun shining into my eyes, I could only see what was like little prisms with a shadowy form behind them.

My momma was the first to spot us. She yelled for my daddy and came running, grabbing my bandaged head in her hands. 舠What happened? 舡 I wanted to tell Luke Talley that I wasn舗t a baby, but I didn舗t have a chance. Once Momma got a look at my bloodied wound, she started screaming like the sky was falling. 舠She舗s bleedin舗. My baby舗s bleedin舗! 舡 she asked as my daddy came running from the barn. 舡 Miss Opal and her husband, Joe, came running out too, looking worried like I was dying or something. 舡 Miss Opal cried.

I rolled my eyes, knowing she was nowhere near me. I would never have dared to do it in front of her. I hated dressing up, but for every birthday, holiday, church day, and trip into town, I had to wear one of the three dresses that Momma had made me. She was as fine with a needle as she was with a frying pan, but I hated dresses nonetheless. Mostly because when I wore them, I had to sit all proper in my chair, and I couldn舗t do cartwheels, at least not without getting yelled at. But I put on the dress because I had to and buckled up my church shoes.

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