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Lullabies for Little Criminals
by: Heather O'Neill
Defended by: John K. Samson

This dazzling debut novel by Heather O'Neill introduces readers to 13-year-old Baby, who teeters between childhood and adulthood as she tries to deal with an impossibly difficult situation. With her mother gone and her father paying more attention to his drug habit than to her, this beautiful young girl attracts the attention of a local pimp. As she is drawn deeper into his seedy world, Baby eventually comes to realize she must take her fate in her own hands. This is a gritty and riveting portrayal of life on the streets, seen through the eyes of an unforgettable protagonist.

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Author
Heather O'Neill
Panelist
John K. Samson
 
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