Glory Be

Glory Be

by Augusta Scattergood

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Overview

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

ISBN-13: 9780545331814
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 12/30/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 96,456
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Augusta Scattergood is the author of Glory Be, which was a National Public Radio Backseat Book Club selection, a Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee, and hailed by Newbery medalist Richard Peck as the story of a bygone era "beautifully recalled." Her novel The Way to Stay in Destiny was named an Amazon Best of the Month. A children's book reviewer and former librarian, Ms. Scattergood has devoted her life and career to getting books into the hands of young readers. Her reviews and articles have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Delta Magazine, and other publications. Ms. Scattergood, who lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, is an avid blogger. To learn more, visit www.augustascattergood.com.

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Glory Be 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books this summer. A great story of relationships, with a social background of changes occuring in the south in the mid 1960s. Keep a tissue in your pocket!
Eager_reader27 More than 1 year ago
An important story of sisterly love, friendships, racial tension, all wrapped up in a pitch-perfect Southern setting. Scattergood is a debut author to watch. Add this one to your list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book about a young girl named glory just twelve days before her 12th birthday she finds out that the comunity pool may be closing espesialy on the hotest day of the summer . Why as she trys to figure this out she starts to get to know a girl who is a daughter of a segrigation protester Glorys life changes and she starts to hatch a plan about helping the pool An amazing story recomended for ages 9 to12 " ... a vivid glimpse of the 1960's south ... " Kirkus Reviews Author Agusta Scatergood
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is truly exceptional. It's a beautiful story of love, friendship, standing up for what you believe in, and growing up in the 1960s South. The author really brought me into the Southern setting and made me care about the characters. Brilliantly written! I really enjoyed reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At my new school,we do this thing called battle of the books.Baisically,you're supposed to read 2 books over the summer from a list of 25 books.One of the books was Glory Be.It was an excellent choice to add that book to the list!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a realy good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was reading this and read half the book one day half the other enjoyed every bit glad i read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing super infact every one should buy it.....but maybe for less.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loves this book personally, it was a wonder though the past. With this being said I would recommend this book to anyone. If you like to read about the 1960s and your interested in segregated times, then this is the book for you. This book is about a girl named Glory who is fighting for what she believes in. Her pool is closing (to be exact its the towns pool not just hers) her best friend and herself are fighting. Can she stand up for what she believes in or will she be in the hot summer sun?? This book has suspense, love, and hope for a change.  
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Review title: Changes. A lesson from America's history as seen through the eyes of an eleven year old, is in the pages of Glory Be" by Augusta Scattergood. "Outside agitators" is a term used in this chapter book, "What are they coming into Hanging Moss to agitate?" Who is Laura Lampert? And why has she come to Hanging Moss? Find out how it felt to be living in Hanging Moss during 1964. Where is Hanging Moss located? You'll learn the answer to these and other questions as you see Hanging Moss during the summer of 1964 through the five senses of the protagonist. A variety of emotions are expressed by the protagonist as changes come to Hanging Moss, a town of 8, 003. Join the Hemphill Family and learn about what was happening across America in 1964. *Enlightening. *Informative. *Educational.
4sarad on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story had promise... I was happy to hear that it was a book for middle schoolers about freedom summer. In the end, though, I found this book had no real substance. It was about racism, but you never really see any racism other than some people refusing to look at a black woman or acknowledge her existence. You hear a lot about Elvis and some about the Beatles, but never "see" them, not even on tv. It's a book that takes place in 1964 but you don't really get to experience anything real from the time period, the book just gives you the tiniest glimpse. I also could tell this was a book written for children that was written by an old woman. The dialogue wasn't realistic at all. This one just wasn't for me!
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reason for Reading: I enjoy children's historical fiction set during the civil rights movement.A quiet, coming of age story about the summer a white girl, daughter of a preacher, turns twelve amidst the turmoil of the civil rights movement coming to her small rural Mississippi town. While the main plot issue deals with the problems caused by certain town folks who are adamantly against the new segregation laws being put into practice in their town, the real focus of the story is Glory and her relationship with various people and her becoming aware of these issues around her. It is a story of sisters, as she and her sister, who is in high school now, drift apart and yet start a new kind of relationship. It is also a story of friends as Glory becomes distant from her best friend from childhood and draws close to a newcomer from the North.The issues are handled very well and seen through the eyes of a child just developing into an awareness of life around her. Glory is an easy character to identify with, though some of the other characters weren't fully developed. This is a quiet story with small events happening and leading up to the climax but without any real action except one scene where a boy is beat up. Probably most suited to girls, an enjoyable quick read full of typical southern storytelling.
ref27 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Derivative. Good subject matter--town pool closed to avoid integration--but inconsistent characterization and marked oversimplification. Main character especially naive at times and astute at others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is AWESOME!! There are some dramatic moments in this book that i really enjoyed! I gave it a five star because i love historic fiction!! Great for years 11- and up!! Great book i would defenitly recomed it for anyone who likes drama and historic fiction!! Enjoy the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I meant i love, not loce. Lol
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