THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD ANNIE is a Cherokee. She lives with her family on the Chattahoochee River. It is part of the old Cherokee Nation, near today’s Johns Creek, Georgia. She and her family are prosperous members of the Wild Potato Clan, forging Cherokee and United States history. Unfortunately, they are angering a lot of people in the process, including Principal Chief John Ross! Her older brothers take part in drafting the infamous Treaty of New Echota. This treaty will move most of the Cherokees west of the Mississippi River. Annie is upset, angry, and fearful.
Annie faces challenges with the help of her faithful dog, Stardust, and her best friend and Wolf Clan warrior, Two Moons Dancing. Annie is trying to become a young woman of character. As the events of the treaty unfold, Annie tests herself. She wants to know if what she believes about Cherokee women is true: Do they have strength and substance? Is she becoming a strong Cherokee woman herself? Will she be successful?
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12 1/2 Wall Street Ages 11 & up
Sempronious is 12 but not quite 12 ½. He lives in Asheville, NC, where he becomes obsessed with an address: 12 ½ Wall Street. He is a flirt, takes in a bit too much sugar, and speaks his mind. Sempronious' nickname is "Sly." Sly enjoys being sly, and is curious about his world, especially 12 ½ Wall St. Soon, his curiosity gets the better of him regarding two things: the mysterious address and a giant iron at the corner of Wall St.
Sly makes an appointment with the mayor in order to learn more about 12 ½ Wall St. and the iron. Soon thereafter, Sly finds himself on Asheville's Urban Trail, a "museum without walls," with the girl of his dreams. He meets an assortment of characters who want him to fulfill his destiny, which is to write a book about his experience. Through it all, Sly learns more about life than he was expecting.