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Winter 1974


The Crystal Nights by Michele Murray (Seabury Press, New York, 1973: hardback, $6.95) is an unusual addition to young adult fiction because it is written with a feminist perspective that deals with the inter-related issues of class and ethnicity and therefore speaks realistically to the feelings and experiences of many adolescent women. Powerful enough for an adult audience as well, the story centers on Elly Joseph, a teenager growing up working class in Connecticut in the late 1930's.



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