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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (506 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Martin Narrator: Julia Gibson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the fall of 1962, Belle Teal Harper arrives for her first day of fifth grade to find parents protesting the law that says Negro children can now attend school with whites. Most of her classmates don't even want to sit near Darryl, the shy new black boy in her class. But as Belle Teal gradually gets to know him, she can't understand what all the fuss is about. Belle Teal is a 2002 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2001.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anne | 2/18/2014

    " This is a spunky heroine book that I truly like - Ann M. Martin has a gifted ear and the story is moving and rings true. While not much actually happens, the book is an excellent way to introduce children to social injustice, and to teach them about some of the more unfortunate events in our more recent history. (Desegregration/events in America in the 1960's). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vicki | 2/12/2014

    " Bell Teal Harper can't wait for 5th grade to begin, she will finally have the beloved Miss Casey for a teacher! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcella | 2/11/2014

    " Belle Teal by Ann M. Martin was a real eye opener as the book explores the racism and the poor economy surrounding everyone at that time. The book allows sympathy for Belle Teal as she is used to going without, while also commending her for not listening to others and making friends with an african-american even though nearly everyone teases her and puts her down for it. I recommend this book to anyone, it will really change your life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 2/6/2014

    " I picked this book up yesterday at a Scholastic school book fair. It's one of the best middle grade books I've read...finished it in 2 hours, could not put it down. Lovely story. "

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