Publisher description for I hadn't meant to tell you this / by Jacqueline Woodson.
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Twelve-year-old Marie is a leader among the popular black girls in Chauncey, Ohio, a prosperous black suburb. She isn't looking for a friend when Lena Bright, a white girl, appears in school. Yet they are drawn to each other because both have lost their mothers. And they know how to keep a secret. For Lena has a secret that is terrifying, and she's desperate to protect herself and her younger sister from their father. Marie must decide whether she can help Lena by keeping her secret...or by telling it.
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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Race relations Fiction, African Americans Fiction, Friendship Fiction, Incest Fiction, Child sexual abuse Fiction, Fathers and daughters Fiction