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Scattergood, Augusta.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2012
IL 3-6, RL 4.3
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For Gloriana Hemphill (Glory for short) summer means her Fourth of July birthday at the Hanging Moss Pool. But the summer she’s turns twelve, the town council closes the pool to fix a (imaginary) crack in the bottom. The winds of change have blown into Hanging Moss, Mississippi that summer of 1964. There is turmoil in the town when some folks from up north arrive to help get the black folks registered to vote, and integrate the community pool. Glory doesn’t see what the big fuss is all about, and just wants the pool to be opened. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that there are injustices that need to be addressed.. She writes a letter to the town paper, but not everyone wants to hear what Glory has to say about Independence Day and the direction things have started to take in her town. In her own way, she’s growing up, and taking a stand.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2014)

SUBJECTS:      Segregation -- Fiction.
                        Race relations -- Fiction.
                        Sisters -- Fiction.
                        City and town life -- Mississippi -- Fiction.
                        Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.

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