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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (60 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeri Watts Narrator: Quincy Tyler Bernstine Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Taking things in stride is not easy for Kizzy Ann Stamps, but with her border collie, Shag, stalwart at her side, she sets out to live a life as sweet as syrup on cornbread.

In 1963, as Kizzy Ann prepares for her first year at an integrated school, she worries about the color of her skin, the scar running from the corner of her right eye to the tip of her smile, and whether anyone at the white school will like her. She writes letters to her new teacher in a clear, insistent voice, stating her troubles and asking questions with startling honesty. The new teacher is supportive, but not everyone feels the same, so there is a lot to write about.

Her brother, James, is having a far less positive school experience than she is, and the annoying white neighbor boy won’t leave her alone. But Shag, her border collie, is her refuge. Even so, opportunity clashes with obstacle. Kizzy Ann knows she and Shag could compete well in the dog trials, but will she be able to enter?

From Jeri Watts comes an inspiring middle-grade novel about opening your mind to the troubles and scars we all must bear—and facing life with hope and trust.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ms.Patterson | 12/25/2013

    " I like the rural nature of this school integration story, and the characters are interesting and well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 11/25/2013

    " Told through letters and diary entries, Kizzy Ann Stamps details what it is like to be one of the first black students to integrate at a formerly all white school. Her dog, Shag, is her faithful companion through it all, helping her reach out to other members of her community. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aruna Kumar Gadepalli | 7/26/2013

    " This is interesting and quick read for the ages 8 and above. The narration style in the form of writing letters. The entire story is narrated in a series of letters. The story of a girl and her dog is and the family is narrated by the girl in her letters to a teacher. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Unpredictable | 3/19/2013

    " I liked how in this book it showed how she was afraid of the white people and it was just not the white people afraid of the colored people, it was the other way around too. Also i liked how some people rise to the occasion in the book. "

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