Toning the Sweep Summary
Angela Johnson (writer)

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Toning the Sweep Summary

Emily is a young African American girl who lives with her parents, her mother Diane and her father, in Cleveland, Ohio. From the time she was born, Emily has spent her summers in Little Rock, California, living at her grandmother Ola's house in the California desert. Diane spends some or all of the summer with Emily at Ola's.

When Emily is about fourteen years old, her grandmother Ola is diagnosed with...

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