In the rural town of Canaan, Texas, a clash between two classmates-- a tough, white farm boy, and a bright, black aspiring writer--spins into an unlikely friendship. It is amidst the magic of a Christmas they'll never forget that the boys learn a lesson about family, hope, and love. And they know for the rest of their lives, when times are hard, that there will always be Christmas in Canaan.

Christmas in Canaan 2004, Katherine Tegen Books

ISBN-13: 9780060007478

Trade paperback

Christmas in Canaan 2002, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060007461