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Tree Grows in Brooklyn

by Betty Smith  |  Grade Level: 8-12  |  Lexile 810

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is the coming-of-age story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the turn-of-the-century Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn. This poignant and moving classic of American literature is filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and incident. Smith has created a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as deeply resonant moments of universal experience. 

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