The forgotten girl

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Scholastic Press,
Pub. Date:
2019.
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"This ghost story gave me chill after chill. It will haunt you." -- R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps "Do you know what it feels like to be forgotten?" On a cold winter night, Iris and her best friend, Daniel, sneak into a clearing in the woods to play in the freshly fallen snow. There, Iris carefully makes a perfect snow angel -- only to find the crumbling gravestone of a young girl, Avery Moore, right beneath her. Immediately, strange things start to happen to Iris: She begins having vivid nightmares. She wakes up to find her bedroom window wide open, letting in the snow. She thinks she sees the shadow of a girl lurking in the woods. And she feels the pull of the abandoned grave, calling her back to the clearing... Obsessed with figuring out what's going on, Iris and Daniel start to research the area for a school project. They discover that Avery's grave is actually part of a neglected and forgotten Black cemetery, dating back to a time when White and Black people were kept separate in life -- and in death. As Iris and Daniel learn more about their town's past, they become determined to restore Avery's grave and finally have proper respect paid to Avery and the others buried there. But they have awakened a jealous and demanding ghost, one that's not satisfied with their plans for getting recognition. One that is searching for a best friend forever -- no matter what the cost. The Forgotten Girl is both a spooky original ghost story and a timely and important storyline about reclaiming an abandoned segregated cemetery. "A harrowing yet empowering tale reminding us that the past is connected to the present, that every place and every person has a story, and that those stories deserve to be told." -- Renée Watson, New York Times bestselling author of Piecing Me Together
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subject_facetAfrican American cemeteries -- Juvenile fiction
African American families -- Juvenile fiction
African American girls -- Fiction
African American girls -- Juvenile fiction
African Americans -- Fiction
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Best friends -- Fiction
Best friends -- Juvenile fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Ghost stories
Ghosts -- Fiction
Ghosts -- Juvenile fiction
North Carolina -- Fiction
North Carolina -- Juvenile fiction
Segregation -- North Carolina -- History -- Juvenile fiction
title_displayThe forgotten girl
title_fullForgotten Girl [electronic resource] / India Hill
The forgotten girl / India Hill Brown
title_shortThe forgotten girl
topic_facetAfrican American cemeteries
African American families
African American girls
African Americans
Best friends
Friendship
Ghosts
History
Segregation