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Description - Yankee Girl by Mary Ann Rodman

It's 1964 and Alice has moved to Mississippi from Chicago with her family. Nicknamed `Yankee Girl' and taunted by the in-crowd at school, Alice soon discovers the other new girl Valerie - one of the school's first black students - has it much worse. Alice can't stand the way Valerie is treated, and yet she knows she will remain an outsider if she speaks up. It takes a horrible tragedy to finally give Alice the courage to stand up for what she believes. Set in the Deep South in the 1960s, Yankee Girl is a powerful, resonant and relevant story about racism and doing the right thing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780746067499
ISBN-10: 0746067496
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 141mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mary Ann Rodman

Mary Ann Rodman was inspired to write Yankee Girl, her first novel, after leaving her job as a librarian and moving to Thailand. The experience of dealing with a completely different culture reminded her of her childhood years spent in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s. Mary Ann moved to Mississippi during the height of the civil rights movement when her father, an FBI agent, was sent to work there. Mary Ann now lives in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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