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Beard, Darleen Bailey.
New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2004.
IL 3-6
ISBN 0374380341

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

What Umatilla, Oregon needs is a clean sweep.  But no one expected this.  Corn and his best friend Otis and learning about the first world war through the newspapers that their teacher brought into class everyday.  There were rumors that the United States would be entering the war in 1917 for sure.  Life was changing in Umatilla.  For one thing, women were now able to vote.  Corn's dad is the mayor and is running for reelection.  But, do the women have another idea?

Booktalk #2

Iím Birdine. I am one of the committee members of the womenís group, Operation Clean Sweep. We are trying to get the community to let us vote. We are going to nominate Cornís mom to become mayor. She didnít like the idea at first, but she said she would do whatever would help the committee. Corn heard our plan, but we made him promise not to tell anyone. I hope he keeps his promise. Read what else goes on in Operation Clean Sweep. (Prepared by Beth Poole, SCASL Childrenís Book Awards)

SUBJECTS:      Women -- Suffrage -- Fiction.
                          Elections -- Fiction.
                          Umatilla (Or.) -- Fiction.
                          Oregon -- History -- 1859- -- Fiction.
                          Historical fiction.


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