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Louise Collins was pretty certain that nothing all that exciting would happen in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, where she lived with her mother in their boarding house, Rooms on Desire. Every day was almost the same: serve cranky Mr. Landroux his meals in bed, visit Antoine's Pick-a-Chick with Charlotte, and wear out the pages of her favorite novels by reading them over and over. But when desegregation begins, Louise is pulled out of school and her mother joins the Cheerleaders, a group of local women who gather every morning to heckle six-year-old Ruby Bridges, William Frantz Elementary's first African-American student.

Then one day a Chevy Bel Air with a New York license plate pulls up to the house and out steps Morgan Miller, a man with a mysterious past. For the first time, Louise feels as if someone cares about what she thinks. But when the reason for Morgan's visit comes to light, everything Louise thinks she knows about her mother, her world, and herself changes, abruptly and irrevocably.

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In the tumultuous New Orleans of 1960, 13-year-old Louise Collins finds her world turned upside down when a stranger from the North arrives at her mother's boardinghouse. When the reason for the man's visit is called into question, everything Louise thinks she knows about her mother, her world, and herself will change.

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Acts of courage come in all shapes and sizes.

In the tumultuous New Orleans of 1960, thirteen-year-old Louise Collins finds her world turned upside down when a stranger from the North arrives at her mother's boarding-house. Louise's mother spends her mornings at the local elementary school with a group of women known as the Cheerleaders, who harass the school's first black student, six-year-old Ruby Bridges, as she enters the building. One day a Chevy Bel Air with a New York license plate pulls up, and out steps Morgan Miller, a man whose mysterious past is eclipsed by his intellect and open-manner--qualities that enchant mother and daughter alike. For the first time, Louise feels as if someone cares what she thinks, even if she doesn't know what she believes. But when the reason for Morgan's visit is called into question, everything Louise thinks she knows about her mother, her world, and herself will change.

About the Author

Robert Sharenow is the vice president of nonfiction and alternative programming at A&E Network. He lives in New York with his wife and two daughters. My Mother the Cheerleaderis his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061148989
Author:
Sharenow, Robert
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Author:
by Robert Sharenow
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Prejudice and Racism
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20090127
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.06x5.36x.80 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , In the tumultuous New Orleans of 1960, 13-year-old Louise Collins finds her world turned upside down when a stranger from the North arrives at her mother's boardinghouse. When the reason for the man's visit is called into question, everything Louise thinks she knows about her mother, her world, and herself will change.
"Synopsis" by , Acts of courage come in all shapes and sizes.

In the tumultuous New Orleans of 1960, thirteen-year-old Louise Collins finds her world turned upside down when a stranger from the North arrives at her mother's boarding-house. Louise's mother spends her mornings at the local elementary school with a group of women known as the Cheerleaders, who harass the school's first black student, six-year-old Ruby Bridges, as she enters the building. One day a Chevy Bel Air with a New York license plate pulls up, and out steps Morgan Miller, a man whose mysterious past is eclipsed by his intellect and open-manner--qualities that enchant mother and daughter alike. For the first time, Louise feels as if someone cares what she thinks, even if she doesn't know what she believes. But when the reason for Morgan's visit is called into question, everything Louise thinks she knows about her mother, her world, and herself will change.

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