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The downstairs girl  Cover Image Book Book

The downstairs girl / Stacey Lee.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524740955
  • ISBN: 1524740950
  • ISBN: 1524740977
  • ISBN: 9781524740979
  • Physical Description: 374 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"1890, Atlanta. By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel Caroline Payne, the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for 'the genteel Southern lady'"-- Provided by publisher.
Some secrets just won't stay buried. By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, "Dear Miss Sweetie." When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's ills, but she's not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender. While her opponents clamor to uncover the secret identity of Miss Sweetie, a mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby. But when her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta's most notorious criminal, Jo must decide whether she, a girl used to living in the shadows, is ready to step into the light. With prose that is witty, insightful, and at times heartbreaking, Stacey Lee masterfully crafts an extraordinary social drama set in the New South. -- From dust jacket.
Target Audience Note:
810L Lexile
Sentence length: 4 (hard) Word frequency: 3 (medium) Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG 5.5 14.0.
Subject: Advice columns > Juvenile fiction.
Authorship > Juvenile fiction.
Chinese Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) > History > 19th century > Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Household employees > Fiction.
Wealth > Fiction.
Advice columns > Fiction.
Authorship > Fiction.
Chinese Americans > Fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Historical fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Novels.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 47 of 48 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Guilford Smith Library - South Windham.

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