Cracker Jackson

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Cracker Jackson
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10+
Release Date
May 27, 1985
ISBN
014031881X
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Betsy Byars brings one of today's most complex issues (spousal abuse) into compassionate focus, while sending readers on a breakneck roller coaster ride.

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A great, understated story
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Jackson Hunter is just your average kid, but he's faced with some pretty heavy issues when he suspects his favorite former baby-sitter, Alma, is being abused by her husband. As Jackson struggles with his wish to protect Alma (who doesn't want his help)and her baby daughter, he doesn't know who to tell and believes, rightly, that he himself is in danger.

Told in an authentic and many times humorous child's voice, this is a poignant look at domestic abuse and the power of speaking out.
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