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At turns scary, funny, and exhilarating, the rhythm of an 11-year-old girls rural life in the South quickens as she embraces her apprenticeship to midwife Missy Violent, and finds her own special place as Missys "best helper girl." Winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award.

Missy Violet and Me 2008, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780618809196

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Missy Violet & Me 2004, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780618371631