Between the Lines by Claudia Whitsitt (Blog Tour + INTL Giveaway)

Between the Lines
by Claudia Whitsitt
Series: None
Release date: March 2015
Publisher: Independent
Genres: N/A
Age category: N/A
No. of pages:  318 pages (paperback)
ISBN: 099164302X
Between the Lines tells the story of three girls who become friends during the racially-charged aftermath of the 1967 Detroit Riots.

Hattie Percha is crushed when the riots start on her tenth birthday, and when she must move away from her treasured childhood home and friends, attending public school for the first time, she’s afraid her life is over. Then, she meets Beverly Jo Nichols, her first black friend, and Crackers, a fearless tomboy. Despite opposition from Hattie’s mother and a racist teacher, the unlikely friends join forces. As the self-proclaimed Dream Girls, they challenge bigotry and intolerance, willing to do whatever it takes to hold onto what’s most precious to them all, their friendship.

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Buzz about the book:

“Between the Lines is a powerful piece of historical fiction that must be added to the reading list of every middle grade student.“ - 5 Stars, Lori L., Goodreads

“Teachers and parents need to purchase this novel… Parents could use this novel to engage their kids in discussions to help develop a sense of social responsibility, friendship, and morality… Ultimately, this story is inspirational.” - 5 Stars, Amazon Customer

“This book is a must read for everyone, no matter what age … I would recommend it highly to be in the curriculum of every 5th and 6th grade classroom. ” - 5 Stars, Sandra W., Amazon

“My daughter and I read this book together and loved it. It is a story that will stay with both of us for many years to come!” - 5 Stars, aleblanc, Amazon

“Between the Lines tells a really heartbreaking but uplifting story, about race and loyalty and friends, in a way that any kid will relate to. A perfect gift book for that hard-to-please youngster!” - 5 Stars, Jimmy, Amazon

Blog Tour Schedule

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About the author:
Claudia Whitsitt spent a lifetime teaching special education and writing before becoming a full-time author. She believes in the power of friendship, small acts of kindness, and paying it forward. Nothing makes her happier than spending time with her children, which includes not only the five she raised but the countless students who touched her life over the years.
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One (1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card/$25 PayPal cash prize (INT) 06/07

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Claudia Whitsitt and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting a stop in the "Between the Lines" Blog Tour! :-)

  2. Thank you for featuring Between the Lines on your blog! :)