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Joyce McDonald

Biography

Joyce McDonald

Joyce McDonald is the author of many outstanding novels for teens, including SWALLOWING STONES, an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, and SHADES OF SIMON GRAY, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a nominee for the Edgar Allan Poe Award. She lives in Blairstown, NJ.

Joyce McDonald

Books by Joyce McDonald

by Joyce McDonald - Historical Fiction

It’s 1959 in Benevolence, Florida, and life is as sweet as a Valencia orange for 15-year-old Dove Alderman. But there’s trouble brewing among the local migrant workers. Mysterious fires have broken out, and rumors are spreading that disgruntled pickers are to blame. Suddenly, black and white become a muddy shade of gray, and whispers of the KKK drift through the Southern air like sighs. The Klan could never exist in a place like Benevolence, Dove tells herself. Or could it?