Pine Cones and Magnolia Blossoms

Pine Cones and Magnolia Blossoms

by JoAn Martin

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Two eleven-year-old girls, Sarah Sue, white, and Princetta, black, live in a South Alabama town, during World War II. Sarah Sue has no awareness of people living in difficult circumstances until she becomes friends with Princetta, the daughter of their black cook. Sarah Sue has the same intolerances of the times as she realizes it is not suitable to have a colored girl for a friend.
Sarah Sue dares anything for fun, instigating escapades that get both girls into trouble. Tension mounts as prejudice and bigotry intrude on their lives. When Sarah Sue recognizes the skewed injustices, she feels compelled to question the status quo. Eventually she comes to know, “Not as much separates blacks and whites as we thought.”

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016776644
Publisher: JoAn Martin
Publication date: 04/03/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 647 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

After teaching in Baytown, Texas, schools for 22 years, JoAn W. Martin retired, but continued as a reading/writing consultant for Houston area schools. She taught several years in the Alpha Gifted and Talented program at Clear Creek School District. She also served as an adjunct instructor in the School of Education at University of Houston/Clear Lake. She has written for 20 years and her writing has appeared in thirty plus magazines. JoAn was born and raised in Atmore, Alabama. Her writing reflects her childhood in a small South Alabama town. She hopes her stories deal honestly with the issues kids face and show readers how they can understand themselves and others. She is marketing her teen novels: Yankee Girl ( historical fiction) , Goodnight Mrs. Dinglewall (a ghost story) and Inventing Chloe. After three teen novels, her first adult romance: Retrieving Morning , was published in 2009. JoAn is available for presentations.

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