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The Loud Silence of Francine Green

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Staff Pick

Karen Cushman, known for her Newbery Medal- and Honor-winning historical novels, proves herself in yet another time period with The Loud Silence of Francine Green. This novel, set in Hollywood in 1950, tells the story of Francine Green and her troublesome, rebellious friend Sophie. Francine likes to follow the rules, but with a friend like Sophie, that's getting harder and harder to do. Be on the lookout for Hollywood stars in this honest, intense story.
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Karen Cushman, known for her Newbery Medal- and Honor-winning historical novels, proves herself in yet another time period with The Loud Silence of Francine Green. This novel, set in Hollywood in 1950, tells the story of Francine Green and her troublesome, rebellious friend Sophie. Francine likes to follow the rules, but with a friend like Sophie, that's getting harder and harder to do. Be on the lookout for Hollywood stars in this honest, intense story.
Recommended by Galen, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

Francine Green doesn't speak up much, and who can blame her? Her parents aren't interested in her opinions, the nuns at school punish girls who ask too many questions, and the House Committee on Un-American Activities is blacklisting people who express unpopular ideas. There's safety in silence. Francine would rather lose herself in a book, or in daydreams about her favorite Hollywood stars, than risk attracting attention or getting in trouble.

But when outspoken, passionate Sophie Bowman transfers into Francine's class at All Saints School for Girls, Francine finds herself thinking about things that never concerned her before — free speech, the atom bomb, the existence of God, the way people treat each other. Eventually, Francine discovers that she not only has something to say, she is absolutely determined to say it.

Once again, Karen Cushman follows a young woman's progress toward her true self, this time exploring the nature of friendship and the experience of growing up Catholic in an era that is both fascinating and relevant to today's young people.

Synopsis:

Francine Green's father says it's best not to speak up or get involved. But then she meets the outspoken Sophie Bowman, a newcomer to All Saints School for Girls. The nuns dislike her friendship with Sophie, who protests injustice in and out of school. But their friendship leads Francine to thinking outside the box of her trouble-free life.

About the Author

Newbery Medalist Karen Cushman has written many critically acclaimed novels for young readers. She lives in Washington State.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375841170
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Author:
Cushman, Karen
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Schools
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20080909
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6.80x4.26x.65 in. .27 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Karen Cushman, known for her Newbery Medal- and Honor-winning historical novels, proves herself in yet another time period with The Loud Silence of Francine Green. This novel, set in Hollywood in 1950, tells the story of Francine Green and her troublesome, rebellious friend Sophie. Francine likes to follow the rules, but with a friend like Sophie, that's getting harder and harder to do. Be on the lookout for Hollywood stars in this honest, intense story.

"Staff Pick" by ,

Karen Cushman, known for her Newbery Medal- and Honor-winning historical novels, proves herself in yet another time period with The Loud Silence of Francine Green. This novel, set in Hollywood in 1950, tells the story of Francine Green and her troublesome, rebellious friend Sophie. Francine likes to follow the rules, but with a friend like Sophie, that's getting harder and harder to do. Be on the lookout for Hollywood stars in this honest, intense story.

"Synopsis" by , Francine Green's father says it's best not to speak up or get involved. But then she meets the outspoken Sophie Bowman, a newcomer to All Saints School for Girls. The nuns dislike her friendship with Sophie, who protests injustice in and out of school. But their friendship leads Francine to thinking outside the box of her trouble-free life.
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