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Yankee Girl by [Mary Ann Rodman]

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Yankee Girl Kindle Edition

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Grade 4-8-Alice Ann Moxley's father works for the FBI and has been transferred from Chicago to Jackson, MS, in 1964 to protect civil rights workers and individuals registering to vote. Taken aback by everything from Southern accents to the way black people are treated, Alice finds it very hard to adjust and nearly impossible to make friends. She's quickly branded "Yankee Girl," and the one friend she finds, the boy next door, abandons her when school starts-late this year, due to fear of integration. Alice's school is indeed being integrated, by two daughters of an important ally of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Valerie Taylor is in Alice's sixth-grade class, and although they are both outsiders, Alice is torn between trying to befriend her and trying to fit in with the popular girls. As the civil rights movement heats up, the Ku Klux Klan begins to focus on Alice's family. It takes until spring for her to sort out her inner conflicts, and by then tragedy has occurred and her reality has been shattered. Chapters begin with dated headlines that build a framework for the story. Some of the language is troubling, but it's also appropriate and adds to the increasing tension. Constant references to the Beatles embellish the '60s flavor, and the dialogue and narrative flow naturally. In an author's note, Rodman reveals that she lived this story 40 years ago, and readers who make it past the dull cover art will live it as well.-Susan Oliver, Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System, FL
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"[An] impressive debut...Whether or not readers are familiar with civil rights, they are likely to find this novel memorable because it so strikingly identifies the bravery, cruelty, and vulnerability of characters their own age." -- Starred, Publishers Weekly

"The honesty of Alice's narrative moves this beyond docu-novel...The real tension is whether Alice can move from being bystander to standing up for what she believes. Rodman shows how hard it is." --
Booklist

"Rich in detail and lively writing. An important addition to the field." --
Kirkus Reviews"Written in clear language...the message is strong." -- VOYA
"Every once in a while, we read a book that changes the way we view the world and how we treat others. For some readers,
Yankee Girl just might be that book." -- The Reading Teacher

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0071NOKIM
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); First edition (Dec 23 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 278 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 241 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0374386617
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 50 ratings

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