And emails, too.
Finding this in my inbox, from a reader in North Carolina, makes me know all the hard work, all that revising, the research, the sweating over details--It's all worthwhile.
I just finished reading Glory Be - and burst into tears - you captured my childhood, right down to the charm bracelet! (which I still have) I grew up with parents who were color blind and I had no idea what was going on in the world of the sixties, because for me, there was no prejudice in my home...later, I realized the schools were segregated, the churches were segregated - but in my world, the woman who cared for me and her family were welcome at events in our home and we were welcome in theirs. My siblings and I are now neighbors and friends with the third generation of this family - I am grateful for my childhood and grateful for your book showing me what was happening outside our own little world- and by the way, I did swim in the city pool with children both black and white and had no idea that was rare!
Thank you, and I hope to share this book with others who may not realize what was going on...it personalizes that era beautifully.
I am a retired teacher and currently a middle school librarian. I bought your book at our Scholastic Book Fair and just now had time to read it!