The Forgotten Girl

by India Hill Brown
  • Item #23V2 in Voices Voices
    • Grades: 4 - 6
    • Ages: 9 - 12
    • Format: Paperback Book
      Paperback Book
Short Summary
One stormy night, Iris makes a snow angel on an abandoned grave…and awakens the spirit of a girl who won’t leave her alone!

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Page-Turning Supernatural Thriller, Exploring the History of Racism and Segregation, Empowered Characters Making a Difference in the World

Topics and Themes:
Ghosts and Hauntings, Graveyards, Racial Inequality, Historical Research, Honoring the Dead, Cooperation and Teamwork, Love, Friendship, Forgiveness

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On a cold winter night, Iris and her best friend, Daniel, sneak into a clearing in the woods to play in the freshly fallen snow. There, Iris makes a perfect snow angel—only to find the crumbling gravestone of a young girl, Avery Moore, right beneath her.

Immediately, strange things start to happen to Iris: She begins having vivid nightmares. She wakes up to find her bedroom window wide open, letting in the snow. She thinks she sees the shadow of a girl lurking in the woods. And she feels the pull of the abandoned grave, calling her back to the clearing.

Obsessed with finding an explanation for these frightening experiences, Iris and Daniel start to research the area for a school project. They discover that Avery’s grave is part of a forgotten black cemetery, dating back to a time when white and black people were kept separate in life—and in death. As Iris and Daniel learn more about their town’s past, they become determined to restore Avery’s grave and finally give her, and the others buried in the cemetery, the respect they deserve.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 4 - 6
    • Ages: 9 - 12
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-60605-8