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Glory Be

Title

Glory Be

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Pages

202 pages

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780545331807

Genre

historical

Topic

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

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

Family Formation

single father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

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

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Glory Be

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