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Liz Lighty has always done her best to avoid the spotlight in her small, wealthy, and prom-obsessed midwestern high school, after all, her family is black and rather poor, especially since her mother died; instead she has concentrated on her grades and her musical ability in the hopes that it will win her a scholarship to elite Pennington College and their famous orchestra where she plans to study medicine--but when that scholarship falls through...
Three days. Two girls. One life-changing music festival. Toni is reeling in the wake of the loss of her roadie father and desperate to figure out where her life will go from here -- so she's heading back to the festival that taught her to love music in a last ditch effort to rediscover her passion. Olivia is a hopeless romantic whose heart has just taken a beating (again), and is beginning to believe that someone like her may never find "the one"...
The sod house is a unique part of our Plains heritage, and no one paints the soddy better than Leah Johnson. "The Sod House Painter," from Montezuma, Kansas. Besides doing a number of paintings and drawings for the book, Mrs. Johnson paints mostly from old photographs of sod houses, and she helped to collect the photographs used in this book.