Tru & Nelle

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Tru & Nelle
Author: Neri, G.
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Time Period: Modern Age
Time Frame: 1930
Geographic Area: North America
Country: United States
Topics: Great Depression
Genre: Fiction
Reading Age: Middle Grade
Format: Chapter Book
Published: 2016

World History > Modern Age > American History

"Charming and elegantly written." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review Long before they became famous writers, Truman Capote (In Cold Blood) and Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) were childhood friends in Monroeville, Alabama. This fictionalized account of their time together opens at the beginning of the Great Depression, when they're both still young. They love playing pirates, but they like playing Sherlock and Watson–style detectives even more. It’s their pursuit of a case of drugstore theft that lands the daring duo in real trouble. Humor and heartache intermingle in this lively look at two budding writers in the 1930s South.

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