The Secret Life of Bees (Prebound)
Turtleback Books, 9780613583862, 336pp.
Publication Date: January 28, 2003
For use in schools and libraries only. After her "stand-in mother," a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters.