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Glory Be

Title

Glory Be

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780545331807

Pages

202 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Topic

Racial Diversity; Family Relationships; Race discrimination; Single parent; racism; segregation; race relations; single father

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

single father

Awards

Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year,2012
Distinguished Books,2012
Teachers' Choices,2013
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee)
Bluestem Award, 2015 (Nominee)
Bluestem Award, 2016 (Nominee)
Children's Crown Award, 2014-2015 (Nominee)
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee)
Garden State Children's Book Award, 2015 (Nominee)
Magnolia Award, 2014 (Nominee)
Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee)
Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, 2013-2014 (Nominee)
Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2013-2014 (Master List)
Crystal Kite Member Choice Award, 2013 Southeast

Keywords

sisters; city and town life

Diversity Impact

direct

Glory Be

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