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Marilyn Taylor McDowell. Carolina Harmony. New York: Delacorte Press, 2009.

It’s the early 1960s when Carolina Campbell’s parents and brother die, leaving the ten year old mountain girl with no living relatives. “Auntie Shen,” the woman who raised her dad, takes Carolina in, but she has no legal standing, so Carolina is sent to a series of foster homes.  When this novel opens, Carolina, who has run away, comes upon Harmony Farm, where Mr. Ray and Miss Latah take her in.  Carolina quickly learns to be helpful, and she shares her story with the Harmonys.  Carolina begins to think this could be her new home. Unfortunately, Russell, a boy from one of the foster homes, arrives and soon Carolina is on the run again.  When Carolina is on the lamb with Russell it appears that all is lost, but she makes a good decision, and with some help, returns to the mountains and people who love her.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

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