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Friday, July 8, 2011

GLORY BE cover revealed!

Imagine my delight and surprise when (very) late last night I popped over to Amazon in search of a book review I'd written. And there it was! MY book, available for pre-order. Also on Barnes and Noble's site.

Now I know a lot of readers will prefer to wait and see it in January, at an actual bookstore, and of course I hope you'll order or buy it. But just seeing the book jacket and the description on Amazon made me realize: Holy Moly! This is for real!

And a little librarian geekiness: It even has its own ISBN NUMBER!!

Glory Be
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Glory Be [Hardcover]

Augusta Scattergood (Author)

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Product Description

A Mississippi town in 1964 gets riled when tempers flare at the segregated public pool.

As much as Gloriana June Hemphill, or Glory as everyone knows her, wants to turn twelve, there are times when Glory wishes she could turn back the clock a year. Jesslyn, her sister and former confidante, no longer has the time of day for her now that she’ll be entering high school.  Then there’s her best friend, Frankie. Things have always been so easy with Frankie, and now suddenly they aren’t. Maybe it’s the new girl from the North that’s got everyone out of sorts. Or maybe it’s the debate about whether or not the town should keep the segregated public pool open.

Augusta Scattergood has drawn on real-life events to create a memorable novel about family, friendship, and choices that aren’t always easy.

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545331803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545331807


Lee Stokes Hilton said...

Well, if this isn't the coolest thing since popsicles -- our very own Gusty on a book jacket. CONGRATS! I can't wait to read it.

And you'll have to give me a food from the story so I can post about it on my blog.

Barbara O'Connor said...


Carol Baldwin said...

I can remember how exciting it was to get my own ISBN number. I agree, it's very cool. Congrats. looking forward to reading it. I guess I won't have to stand in line at my local book store if I preorder it now!

Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

Oh, oh, oh! That is some kind of gorgeous. I adore silhouettes! And that deep yellow and honestly everything about it!

It has that great 50's book cover feeling.

So happy for you! And now, I certainly did not want to wait until January.

Augusta Scattergood said...

Thanks, everybody. I still can't quite believe it!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

I SAW THIS YESTERDAY before I read your blog today!!! How cool!!! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!! Can't wait to read it! (And hey, did Scholastic send you an ARC of Circle of Secrets or did you get it somewhere else? Curious minds . . .)

Kirby Larson said...

This is one stunning cover and I CANNOT WAIT to read it.

Congrats! I hear from Barbara that it's amazing.

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