When Lightnin' Struck

When Lightnin' Struck

by Betsy R. Rosenthal
When Lightnin' Struck

When Lightnin' Struck

by Betsy R. Rosenthal


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It’s 1928 in Odessa, Texas, and eleven-year-old James is struggling to find his purpose in life and to uncover a family secret. With his father struck dead by lightning and his mother in jail, he is taken in by his grandparents. Treated as a pariah at school, James is taunted as being cursed by his family’s bad luck. But he finds a friend in Paul, a Russian immigrant, who is also treated as an outcast, and together, they battle the school bully. But James's life is turned upside-down yet again when he uncovers a family secret involving his beloved grandmother. His discovery leads him to find the sense of purpose he's been seeking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781728420530
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2022
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)
Age Range: 9 - 10 Years

About the Author

Before Betsy R. Rosenthal was a writer, she was a civil rights lawyer. She lives with her husband and three children in Pacific Palisades, California. To learn more about Betsy, visit her at www.BetsyRosenthal.com.
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