Glory Be (Hardcover)

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In Mississippi in1964, eleven-year-old Glory must learn some hard lessons about civil rights, friendship, and growing up. (9-12)

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A Mississippi town in 1964 gets riled when tempers flare at the segregated public pool.
As much as Gloriana June Hemphill, or Glory as everyone knows her, wants to turn twelve, there are times when Glory wishes she could turn back the clock a year. Jesslyn, her sister and former confidante, no longer has the time of day for her now that she ll be entering high school. Then there's her best friend, Frankie. Things have always been so easy with Frankie, and now suddenly they aren t. Maybe it's the new girl from the North that's got everyone out of sorts. Or maybe it's the debate about whether or not the town should keep the segregated public pool open.
Augusta Scattergood has drawn on real-life events to create a memorable novel about family, friendship, and choices that aren t always easy.

About the Author

Former librarian and children s book reviewer Augusta Scattergood has devoted her life and career to getting books into the hands of young readers. Her reviews and articles have appeared in THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, DELTA MAGAZINE, the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, and other publications. Additionally, Augusta is an avid blogger. Please visit her at http: // She lives in St. Pete Beach, Florida."

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780545331807
ISBN-10: 0545331803
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2012
Pages: 202
Language: English

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