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Audience: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
Summer is Gloriana Hemphill's favorite time of year. She loves going to the Hanging Moss community pool every day. She loves playing card games with her sister, Jesslyn. She especially loves the 4th of July with the parade, the fireworks and the pool party for her July 4th birthday. But in the summer of 1964, everything seems to change. Her sister doesn't seem to want to play with her at all. All she has time for are the girls in the pep squad and hanging around with a new boy in town. Then, they close the swimming pool, 'for repairs,' they say even though there is nothing wrong with it. Could it be because of the freedom fighters that have come down from up north threatening to change the way things have always been in this southern town? Can Glory have any kind of birthday without her pool party? A lot of things change in Hanging Moss during the summer of 1964, including Gloriana.
Similar authors: Wendy Mass
Date read: 1/30/2013
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