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A sitting in St. James / Rita Williams-Garcia.


In 1860 Louisiana, eighty-year-old Madame Sylvie decides to sit for a portrait, as horrific stories that span generations from the big house and the fields are revealed.
1860, Louisiana. After serving as mistress of Le Petit Cottage for more than six decades, Madame Sylvie Guilbert has decided, in spite of her family's indifference, to sit for a portrait. It will be a testament to all the hardships she overcame, the glory her life ought to have been. As she sits for the portrait, other stories are revealed: that of Thisbe, an enslaved woman who must stand silent by her mistress but observes everything. Or Byron, heir to the plantation, whose desires cannot fit with his family duty. Stories that span generations, and secrets that are buried as deep as the family fortune. -- adapted from jacket.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062367297
  • ISBN: 0062367293
  • Physical Description: xvii, 460 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Quill Tree Books, [2021]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 16 up. Quill Tree Books.
Grades 10-12. Quill Tree Books.
Subject: Slavery > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Louisiana > Juvenile fiction.
Plantation life > Louisiana > Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Slavery > Fiction.
Plantation life > Louisiana > Fiction.
Louisiana > History > 1803-1865 > Juvenile fiction.
Louisiana > History > 1803-1865 > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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Homer Public Library YA WIL (Text) 000160908 Teen Corner -- Fiction Available -

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