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The Liberation of Gabriel King

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When Gabe decides there's no way he can survive fifth grade, his best friend Frita makes him a deal: if they spend the summer facing their fears together, then Gabe must promise to return to school in the fall. And so they face up to the things that scare them most, from Gabe's spider fright and his fear of calling his teacher "Momma" to Frita's more complicated worries, many of which stem from the fact that she is the only black student at a school in Georgia during the 1970s. Will Gabe make it to fifth grade? Read to find out! A note to parents: the humor and the genuine, heartwarming, unlikely friendship will draw younger readers in, but grown-up readers will undoubtedly pick up on the thorny race relations and other political themes woven into the story. The southern lilt and important subject matter makes this a great read-aloud. Highly recommended for the eight to twelve age group.
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Gabriel King was a born chicken. He’s afraid of spiders, corpses, loose cows, and just about everything related to the fifth grade. Gabe’s best friend, Frita Wilson, thinks Gabe needs some liberating from his fears. Frita knows something about being brave— she’s the only black kid in school in a town with an active Ku Klux Klan. Together Gabe and Frita are going to spend the summer of 1976 facing down the fears on Gabe’s list. But it turns out that Frita has her own list, and while she’s helping Gabe confront his fears, she’s avoiding the thing that scares her the most.

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Set in 1976 Georgia, this is the poignant story of Gabriel, a white boy who is afraid of everything; his best friend Frita, the only black girl in school; and the summer they learn to face down their fears.

About the Author

K. L. Going lives in Beacon, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142407660
Author:
Going, K L
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Author:
Going, K. L.
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Prejudices
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.77x5.17x.44 in. .29 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Staff Pick" by ,

When Gabe decides there's no way he can survive fifth grade, his best friend Frita makes him a deal: if they spend the summer facing their fears together, then Gabe must promise to return to school in the fall. And so they face up to the things that scare them most, from Gabe's spider fright and his fear of calling his teacher "Momma" to Frita's more complicated worries, many of which stem from the fact that she is the only black student at a school in Georgia during the 1970s. Will Gabe make it to fifth grade? Read to find out! A note to parents: the humor and the genuine, heartwarming, unlikely friendship will draw younger readers in, but grown-up readers will undoubtedly pick up on the thorny race relations and other political themes woven into the story. The southern lilt and important subject matter makes this a great read-aloud. Highly recommended for the eight to twelve age group.

"Synopsis" by , Set in 1976 Georgia, this is the poignant story of Gabriel, a white boy who is afraid of everything; his best friend Frita, the only black girl in school; and the summer they learn to face down their fears.
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