Monday, March 26, 2007

Mock Newbery: A Friendship for Today

Title:  A Friendship for Today
Author: McKissack, Patricia C
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press,2007
ISBN: 043966098X
Starred review: PW 1/8/07

Based on the author's real life experience, this novel of intergration in the 1950's
skillfully layers storylines.
Rosemary is the only black student in her fifth grade
class. Her best friend JJ
contracts polio, her parents marriage is dissolving and she
changes schools. Rosemary's family and community lend
her the strength and dignity
to face these challenges. Rosemary starts an unlikely friendship with
Grace, one the
white
Dead End kids, who used to make her life miserable. Rosemary and Grace team
up to
counter prejudice. Tolerance is the theme in and out of the classroom.

Review by: Beth J., CLTR

1 comment:

robert swayze said...

Thats great..Friendship seeks no racism and am glad to know that Grace has finally realized it...God bless their friendship and give it a long life...take a tour at my blog if u wanna check out some exciting stuffs on friendship that I have updated of late..best wishes :)