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Diamonds in the Shadow Summary
Caroline B. Cooney

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Plot Summary

Diamonds in the Shadow tells the story of the Amabo family, a refugee family moving away from war-torn Africa, and the secrets they carry to their new home that may endanger their loving host family in America.

At the opening of the novel, Jared Finch is outraged to hear that his parents have volunteered to house an African refugee family for three months. His sister Mopsy, on the other hand, is overjoyed. She prays the family will have a daughter so she can have a new best friend. Jared hates the idea of sharing his bedroom almost as much as he hates the idea of his sister's excitement. When the Amabo family arrives in New York City, Jared immediately notices that they act strangely toward one another, as if they've only met for the first time on the airplane. The family consists of strong-willed mother Celestine, double amputee...

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