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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338181722
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,238,156
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 the critically acclaimed Ruby Lee & Me and The Ballad of Jesse Pearl, both hailed for their immediacy and cadenced voice. Shannon's picture book biography Overgrown Jack was nominated for the Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award. Her writing has been published in Cricket, Highlights for Children, and Children's Writer magazines. She lives in Tampa, Florida.

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"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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