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November Blues by Sharon Draper

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November Blues by Sharon Draper
A teenaged boy's death in a hazing accident has lasting effects on his pregnant girlfriend and his guilt-ridden cousin, who gives up a promising music career to play football during his senior year in high school. (catalog summary)

 

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