My Mother the Cheerleader

by Robert Sharenow

On Sale: 01/27/2009

My Mother the Cheerleader

by Robert Sharenow

On Sale: 01/27/2009

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ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults

New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers

About the Book

Louise Collins was pretty certain that nothing all that exciting would happen in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, where she lived with her mother in their boarding house, Rooms on Desire. Every day was almost the same: serve cranky Mr. Landroux his meals in bed, visit Antoine's Pick-a-Chick with Charlotte, and wear out the pages of her favorite novels by reading them over and over. But when desegregation begins, Louise is pulled out of school and her mother joins the Cheerleaders, a group of local women who gather every morning to heckle six-year-old Ruby Bridges, William Frantz Elementary's first African-American student.

Then one day a Chevy Bel Air with a New York license plate pulls up to the house and out steps Morgan Miller, a man with a mysterious past. For the first time, Louise feels as if someone cares about what she thinks. But when the reason for Morgan's visit comes to light, everything Louise thinks she knows about her mother, her world, and herself changes, abruptly and irrevocably.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061148989
  • ISBN 10: 0061148989
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 01/27/2009
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price:12.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)

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