A blog for the members of the 2008 MLA Thumbs Up! Award Committee to discuss the books we are considering.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
My Mother the Cheerleader by Robert Sharenow
It is 1960 and Louise's mother dresses up every day to go to the local elementary school and heckle Ruby Bridges as she bravely becomes the symbol for racial integration in the 9th ward of New Orleans. Louise and her mom eventually learn tolerance in this beautifully told story.