Belle Teale

Belle Teale

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by Ann M. Martin
     
 

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Belle Teal's life isn't easy, but she gets by. She lives with her mother and grandmother far out in the country. They don't have much money, but Belle Teal feels rich with their love. As school begins, Belle Teal faces unexpected challenges. Her best friends are up against some big problems. And there are two new students in Belle Teal's class: a shy boy caught in… See more details below

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Belle Teal's life isn't easy, but she gets by. She lives with her mother and grandmother far out in the country. They don't have much money, but Belle Teal feels rich with their love. As school begins, Belle Teal faces unexpected challenges. Her best friends are up against some big problems. And there are two new students in Belle Teal's class: a shy boy caught in the town's furor over desegregation, and a snob who has problems of her own. As her world falls apart, Belle Teal discovers the importance of sticking together.

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“A genuinely moving tale about the necessity to reach out to others, even when it's difficult” – Kirkus Reviews

* “Honest and moving . . . Preteens will relate to Belle Teal, whose observations provide an eye-popping introduction to social and personal injustice.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review

“You will love Belle, her mom, and Gran. This family of women knows how to raise a young one to stand up for what's right.” – Book Sense Children's 76 Picks

“Considerable child appeal and heart . . . a solid piece of work with an absorbing plot.” – SLJ

“With the same sincere and empathetic handling of grade-school life that made her Baby-sitters Club books so popular, Martin here deftly draws a more complicated portrait of a racially integrating fifth-grade class . . . The writing is graceful and easy, with Belle Teal's narration distinctly and convincingly evoked.” – The Horn Book

Publishers Weekly
"This honest and moving novel takes readers back to the era of the civil rights movement in the rural South to share the experiences of a poor white girl when her school becomes integrated," said PW in a starred review. Ages 10-14. (Jan.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439098243
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/03/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
268,361
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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