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"Deeply felt. Presents a moral question with great care and sensitivity." --The New York Times

"A spellbinding story about rites of passage." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A realistic story with the intensity of a fable." --The Horn Book (starred review)

"Thought-provoking." --School Library Journal (starred review)

In Palmer LaRue's hometown of Waymer, turning ten is the biggest event of a boy's life. But for Palmer, his tenth birthday is not something to look forward to, but something to dread. Then one day, a visitor appears on his windowsill, and Palmer knows that this, more than anything else, is a sign that his time is up. Somehow, he must learn how to stop being afraid and stand up for what he believes in.

Wringer is a powerful tour de force from Newbery Medal winner Jerry Spinelli.

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Grouping Title wringer
Grouping Author spinelli jerry
Grouping Category book
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display_description As Palmer comes of age, he must either accept the violence of being a wringer at his town's annual Pigeon Day or find the courage to oppose it.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Audiobooks -- Juvenile literature, Bildungsromans, Children's audiobooks, Courage, Courage -- Fiction, Courage -- Juvenile fiction, Fiction, Fowling, Fowling -- Juvenile fiction, Juvenile works, Literature, Newbery Medal, Pigeons, Pigeons -- Fiction, Pigeons -- Juvenile fiction, Sound recordings, Violence, Violence -- Fiction, Violence -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Wringer
title_full Wringer / Jerry Spinelli, Wringer [electronic resource] / Jerry Spinelli, Wringer [electronic resource] / by Jerry Spinelli, Wringer [sound recording] / by Jerry Spinelli
title_short Wringer
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