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Sunday, May 19, 2013

True confessions: Google Alerts

Everybody has one. Or that's what I was told before my first book hit the stores.
Mine's kind of lame. Maybe Google's tired of me, but I rarely get a hit reported.

So when I saw something from HERALD De PARIS. Well, you can believe I clicked on that one. Glory Be international!

Turns out, they'd picked up this delightful review on the National Geographic Kids Blog:

But still, how cool is this for a person whose almost favorite city is Paris?
Well, okay, my favorite city.
Pretty cool.

Glory Be
AUTHOR: Augusta Scattergood
Glory’s lazy summer had been slowing strolling along until a big event happened that didn’t just change her summer, but her whole life! Set in 1960s Mississippi, Glory Be introduces you to Glory, a regular eleven year old girl who bothers her older sister, causes trouble, and looks forward to the swimming pool during the blazing summers. She’s had every birthday celebration there since she could swim, but now there are rumors the pool might close. In fact, nothing in town has been the same since a Yankee girl named Laura and her mother have come from Ohio to stir things up. Apparently those folks in the north don’t care much for segregation. In fact, Laura evens goes so far as to help an African American girl drink out of the white’s only fountain!
Glory doesn’t know any different way of life because she has grown up with segregation. But now there’s all kinds of talk about change such as her best friend leaving her school if it becomes desegregated. All these different opinions are making Glory’s head spin as she witnesses first-hand the civil rights movement starting into motion. She is now faced with some difficult choices as she stands up for what she believes is right.
This book was truly amazing and readers will love it just because it is a good read, and they won’t realize they are learning at the same time. The southern spin on the book also makes it all the more enjoyable, opening up a new window to the world for me as a northerner. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn about an interesting topic in our nation’s history or just wants a book to brighten up dark days.


sophiesmom said...

Oh My God. My dear, you have arrived and then some! Have to say, Paris has always been my favorite city, too.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

This is tres, tres cool, Augusta!!! Congrats!

Carol Baldwin said...

Congrats, Augusta. Aren't you glad you didn't give up on Google Alerts?

PragmaticMom said...

That is awesome! And what the heck is wrong with Google?!