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The Staircase of Fire

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A quiet town in Kentucky explodes from a racial incident and fourteen-year-old Tom Wallace is in the thick of it. His past haunts him and  now  he’s witness to a horrific event leaving him devastated and afraid. He must escape his town and its memories. But leaving has consequences, too. He will have to betray his friends and his new love. 
Nothing stops his nightmares. Not high risk activities or running away. But when his past returns, Tom is forced to confront his greatest fear and finally realizes he cannot escape himself. Now he has to take a stand that could change his life—or end it.

Customer Reviews

Exciting, Thought-Provoking Historical Novel

Ben does a fabulous job of weaving together social constructs such as racism, growing up, and young love in a historical context set in Shakertown, Kentucky in the 20th Century. The tension builds at a pace that keeps you interested in the story, you care about the characters, and his foreshadowing, while apparent, doesn’t overshadow the story. An excellent read for middle grades to adult. I learned a lot and relived parts of my own youth.

The Staircase of Fire
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  • $3.99
  • Level: Grades 7-8
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: May 25, 2018
  • Publisher: Miller-Martin Press
  • Seller: Ben Woodard
  • Print Length: 285 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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