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The Liberation of Gabriel King

The Liberation of Gabriel King

by K. L. Going

Gabriel King was a born chicken. He's afraid of spiders, corpses, loose cows, and just about everything related to the fifth grade. Gabe's best friend, Frita Wilson, thinks Gabe needs some liberating from his fears. Frita knows something about being brave: She's the only black kid in school in a town with an active Ku Klux Klan.

Together Gabe and Frita are going to spend the summer of 1976 facing down the fears on Gabe's list. But it turns out that Frita has her own list, and while she's helping Gabe confront his fears, she's avoiding the thing that scares her the most.

11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Historical Fiction

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