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One True Way

One True Way

by Shannon Hitchcock
One True Way

One True Way

by Shannon Hitchcock


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A heartening story of two girls who discover their friendship is something more. But how, among their backward town, will Sam and Allie face what they know is true about themselves?

Welcome to Daniel Boone Middle School in the 1970s, where teachers and coaches must hide who they are, and girls who like girls are forced to question their own choices. Presented in the voice of a premier storyteller, One True Way sheds exquisite light on what it means to be different, while at the same time being wholly true to oneself. Through the lives and influences of two girls, readers come to see that love is love is love. Set against the backdrop of history and politics that surrounded gay rights in the 1970s South, this novel is a thoughtful, eye-opening look at tolerance, acceptance, and change, and will widen the hearts of all readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338181722
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 679,593
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Shannon Hitchcock is the author of One True Way which received a starred review from Kirkus Review. The critically acclaimed Ruby Lee & Me was a nominee for the 2017-2018 Nebraska Chapter Book Golden Sower Award, Pennsylvania’s Keystone Award, Iowa’s Children’s Choice Award, Japan’s Sakura Medal, and Alaska and Montana’s Battle of the Books. She divides her time between Tampa, Florida, and Hendersonville, North Carolina. For more, visit her website at

Read an Excerpt

"Sam, have you ever kissed a boy?" "A couple times during Spin the Bottle. "Did you like it?""Not really. I'd rather play basketball with boys than kiss them. Hey, I got a question. Are we still having lunch tomorrow?""Why wouldn't we be?""I thought maybe you'd want to eat with Webb."Why did one date have to be such a big deal? "I'd rather have lunch with you." My voice sounded froggy."Ribbit, ribbit," Sam said. "Relax, Allie. I was just making sure."After she hung up, I sat cradling the phone for a long time.

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