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Flying South - Laura Malone Elliott

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In the sticky-hot summer of 1968, a year in American history marked by assassinations, Vietnam War protests, and civil rights rioting, Alice faces some trying concerns of her own. Alice longs for a connection with her mother, who is beautiful but distant, caught up in the search for a husband who will help erase the memory of Alice's father. Alice's friendship with Bridget, a tennis-playing Twiggy, introduces her to competitiveness and the shallow pettiness of spoiled rich girls, as as well as to the prejudice that many Americans still feel toward black people.

It is Alice's friendship with Doc, the family gardener and handyman, that continually brings her back to the truths that will shape the decsions in her life. Doc reminds Alice that life is about "passing the test" -- doing what's right.

Flying South celebrates a young girl's coming-of-age in a delicate, moving narrative that sings with the understated, yet resonate, pleasures of life in the American South.

“A rich image of America’s 1960s, as if…sipping information…from a…glass of iced tea, Southern style—sweet.”

Never forget whose grandchild you are -- Things have a time of beauty -- Sometimes the sun makes a person mean -- You gotta talk to a person to get an answer -- Girl deserves some pretty flowers -- You learn by watching, trying things out -- People can run hot and cold -- Life is long, child -- We can be a team -- Nature will always give you comfort -- Talking about parents causes headaches -- Attitudes are slower to change than law -- You''ve got a thinker inside you -- Allowed and wanted are two different things -- Never stand like a whipped puppy -- Find something worth talking about -- Birds hate to be caged -- Tuck memories away for eternity.

ISBN: 9780061891236
ISBN-10: 0061891231
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4+
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 31st March 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia