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Author Lee, Stacey, author.

Title Under a painted sky / Stacey Lee.

Publication Info. New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]


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 GDL Central Library Teen Fiction    LEE,STA    Available
Description 374 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary Missouri, 1849: 15-year old Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician -- not an easy thing if you're a girl, and harder still if you're Chinese. But a tragic accident dashes any hopes of fulfilling her dream, and instead, leaves her fearing for her life. With the help of a runaway slave named Annamae, Samantha flees town for the unknown frontier. But life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls, so they disguise themselves as Sammy and Andy, two boys headed for the California gold rush. Sammy and Andy forge a powerful bond as they each search for a link to their past, and struggle to avoid any unwanted attention. But when they cross paths with a band of cowboys, the light-hearted troupe turn out to be unexpected allies. With the law closing in on them and new setbacks coming each day, the girls quickly learn that there are not many places to hide on the open trail.
Audience Young Adult
Subject Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Runaways -- Fiction.
Sex role -- Fiction.
Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
Oregon National Historic Trail -- Fiction.
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1848-1860 -- Fiction.
Runaway teenagers -- Juvenile fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- Juvenile fiction.
Impersonation -- Juvenile fiction.
Chinese American teenagers -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Slavery -- Juvenile fiction.
African American teenagers -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Cowboys -- Juvenile fiction.
Oregon National Historic Trail -- Juvenile fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Juvenile fiction.
California -- Gold discoveries -- Juvenile fiction.
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1848-1860 -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Young adult fiction.
Historical fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
ISBN 9780399168031 (hardcover)
0399168036 (hardcover)

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