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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I love letters.

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 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!


Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

An absolutely gorgeous letter, Augusta! Isn't it wonderful?
Congrats! :-) xoxo

Carol Baldwin said...

how nice that she took the time to write to you and that your book hit home for her.

PragmaticMom said...

So wonderful that your book connects with all readers, young and old!

Augusta Scattergood said...

Thanks for the kind words. Yes, it is more than wonderful!