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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

Lexile Measure

680L

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

single father

Awards

Crystal Kite Member Choice Award, 2013, Winner, Southeast
Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2012 Middle Grade
Distinguished Books, 2012 Fiction
Teachers' Choices, 2013 Advanced Reads

Keywords

Mississippi; sisters; city and town life; swimming pool; injustice; letter to the editor; civil rights; friendship

Diversity Impact

direct

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