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Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush Summary
Virginia Hamilton

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Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush Summary

Plot Summary

Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton is a work of fiction. It takes place in the 1960s and 1970s in Midwestern United States. The story focuses on the Pratt family: Viola (M'Vy), Teresa (Tree) and Dabney. Tree is the head of the house as M'Vy is a practical nurse by trade. She claims that it is necessary to work away from home so that she can make enough money to support the house and the children.

The story begins with fourteen-year-old Sweet Teresa Pratt walking home from school. Teresa is nearly fifteen and is getting noticed by the boys on the corner. Some call out to Teresa, who they refer to as "Tree". Tree is embarrassed by the attention and clutches her books to hide her blossoming breasts. Tree is shy in the outside world, insecure and uncertain of her place. At home, Tree is in charge...

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