Tru & Nelle
Tru & Nelle

Tru & Nelle

Written by Greg Neri & illustrated by Sarah Watts
Book #1 in the Tru & Nelle Series
8 - 12
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Mar 28, 2016
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Long before they became famous writers, Truman Capote (In Cold Blood) and Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) were childhood friends in Monroeville, Alabama. This fictionalized account of their time together opens at the beginning of the Great Depression, when they’re both still young. They love playing pirates, but they like playing Sherlock and Watson–style detectives even more. It’s their pursuit of a case of drugstore theft that lands the daring duo in real trouble. Humor and heartache intermingle in this lively look at two budding writers in the 1930s South.

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    Publication Date
    March 28, 2016
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Page Count
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
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