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Tru & Nelle

Written by Greg Neri & illustrated by Sarah Watts
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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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Who Wrote Tru & Nelle

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Greg Neri

G. Neri is the Coretta Scott King honor-winning author of Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty and the recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for his free-verse novella, Chess Rumble. His books have been translated into multiple languages in over 25 countries. They include the novels Tru & Nelle, A Christmas Tale, Ghetto Cowboy, and the free-verse picture book bios, Hello, I’m Johnny Cash and When Paul Met Artie. In 2017, he was awarded a National Science Foundation grant that sent him to Antarctica to research a new book. He currently lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida with his wife and daughter, where he swims with manatees and occasionally, an alligator.

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Sarah Watts

<b>Sarah Watts</b> is the illustrator of The Book Scavenger series.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781328740953
Publication Date:
March 28, 2016
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2015012612
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1328740951
ATOS® Book Level:
4.7
Accelerated Reader® Points:
7.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
180420
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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