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The author of the book: Tayari Jones
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Edition: Grand Central Publishing
Date of issue: August 1st 2003
ISBN: 0446690899
ISBN 13: 9780446690898
Language: English

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In this, her first novel, Tayari Jones illustrates the fears and joys of children on the cusp of adolescence within the backdrop of one of the most frightening national tragedies that most people have not even heard of: the Atlanta Child Murders. Narrating the stories of three 5th graders, (Tasha, Rodney, and Octavia) using third, second, then first person point of view, the story flows like a classic jumprope game, with two of the three children taking a background role while the third stands in the middle, jumping to the rhythm of the rope, telling his or her own tale. One jumps out, grabs the end of the rope, and cranks the rope while the next one can have his or her own say.

Jones slowly pulls readers in closer to the characters and the setting, helping us to see how panic and anger grow with each missing child and each recovered body. But more than a fictionalization of this event, the novel is about children trying to find their place within their families and the world at a time when they are able to control very little, not even their own bodies. Like her "idol", Judy Blume, Jones is able to capture the cadence of children's speech and thoughts, taking her readers back to a time when they too would give anything to have one good friend to be able to be "more of yourself" around. In fact, it's what we continue to seek to this day.

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Ebook Leaving Atlanta read Online! Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage (Algonquin Books, February 2018). Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Silver Sparrow was named a #1 Indie Next Pick by booksellers in 2011, and the NEA added it to its Big Read Library of classics in 2016. Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, University of Iowa, and Arizona State University. She is currently an Associate Professor in the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark University.

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