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Publisher Comments:

Meet Mare, a grandmother with flair and a fascinating past.

Octavia and Tali are dreading the road trip their parents are forcing them to take with their grandmother over the summer. After all, Mare isn’t your typical grandmother. She drives a red sports car, wears stiletto shoes, flippy wigs, and push-up bras, and insists that she’s too young to be called Grandma. But somewhere on the road, Octavia and Tali discover there’s more to Mare than what you see. She was once a willful teenager who escaped her less-than-perfect life in the deep South and lied about her age to join the African American battalion of the Women’s Army Corps during World War II.

Told in alternating chapters, half of which follow Mare through her experiences as a WAC member and half of which follow Mare and her granddaughters on the road in the present day, this novel introduces a larger-than-life character who will stay with readers long after they finish reading.

Synopsis:

Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps.

About the Author

Tanita S. Davis is the author of the young adult novel A la Carte, published by Knopf in June 2008. A native Californian, she lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375853593
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : People & Places - United States - African
Author:
Tanita Davis
Author:
Tanita S. Davis
Author:
Tanita S. Davis
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090609
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
7-7
Language:
English
Pages:
341
Age Level:
12-12

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Children's » Historical Fiction » Military and War
Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy

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"Synopsis" by , Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps.
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