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Glory be

Scattergood, Augusta. Book - 2012 Y Fiction / Scattergood, Augusta, Kids Book / Fiction / Historical / Scattergood, Augusta 3 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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Call Number: Y Fiction / Scattergood, Augusta, Kids Book / Fiction / Historical / Scattergood, Augusta
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Malletts Creek Branch, Westgate Branch

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Downtown Youth Y Fiction / Scattergood, Augusta Downtown Library On Shelf
Malletts Kids Books Kids Book / Fiction / Historical / Scattergood, Augusta Malletts Creek Branch On Shelf
Westgate Kids Books Kids Book / Fiction / Historical / Scattergood, Augusta Westgate Branch On Shelf

In the summer of 1964 as she is about to turn twelve, Glory's town of Hanging Moss, Mississippi, is beset by racial tension when town leaders close her beloved public pool rather than desegregating it.

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Great read! Glory! submitted by amelcher on July 25, 2013, 4:31pm Wow I found this book hard to put down. Glory is a girl in 1964 Mississippi worried about all the things an eleven year old girl does. How does this affect me. She learns about much more in a captivating way through her new friends, a Yankee, and her older sister's new boyfriend. Great capture of the time and the dialects.

I found one factual error that I found fascinating. One of the characters is reading a book and makes a statement that is factually wrong and I can't decide if the error is to point out the closed mindedness of the south at that time, an error of the character, or just an error in the book. I think I prefer to believe it is the first.

Great insight from a child's perspective on the Civil Rights movement and it's importance.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Scholastic Press, 2012.
Year Published: 2012
Description: 202 p. ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

READING LEVEL
Lexile: 680

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780545331807
0545331803

SUBJECTS
Segregation -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Mississippi -- Fiction.
Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.