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.

4 Comments:

At April 9, 2008 at 5:37 PM , Blogger Deb Motley said...

This one is in the top 3 for me. I liked Louise's voice, I liked how the author evoked the atmosphere of that volatile time in out history and I liked the story.

 
At April 13, 2008 at 9:12 AM , Blogger Iris said...

I was enthralled by this book. It really deserves something, because its a thoughtful, character driven story that still makes your heart race. Top 5.

 
At May 11, 2008 at 9:47 AM , Blogger Janice Heilman said...

This is not one of my top picks of the top 20. I think there are stronger books in the top 20.

 
At May 24, 2008 at 6:42 AM , Blogger Mary R said...

This is not one of my top 5, but I think it is a valuable historical fiction about an event teens need to know about. The point-of-view was also unique, and Louise's voice rang true.

 

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