cover image WITNESS


Karen Hesse, . . Scholastic Signature, $5.99 (176pp) ISBN 978-0-439-27200-1

PW wrote in our Best Books citation, "Hesse weaves together 11 distinct narrative voices to create a moving account of the Ku Klux Klan's encroachment on a small Vermont town in 1924. Told completely in verse, her quietly powerful novel addresses the inevitable loss of innocence that accompanies the fight for social justice." Ages 9-12. (Mar.)