Augusta Scattergood
Glory Be
Augusta Scattergood
Scholastic Press
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Augusta accepting the 2013 Mississippi Author Award.
Glory Be

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.

Teaching Guide

NPR Weekend Edition, Jan 7, 2012: Scott Simon interviews Augusta.

Here's an interview with Augusta: click to listen.

Awards and Recognition
Amazon's Top Twenty Middle Grade Books of 2012
Children's Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Book
SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, Southeast Region
2013 Mississippi Author Award
Children's Choice Awards list: Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont

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