|Author: Tucker, Georgia
|Books:||Freedom Summer, illus. by Jerome Lagarrigue, Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, Jan. 2001. Two friends, one black, one white, want to go swimming at the town pool together the day it opens to integration in 1964 Mississippi. Winner, Coretta Scott King/ John Steptoe New Talent Award, Ezra Jack Keats Award, Simon Wiesenthal Award, Oprah Book Club for Kids Selection.
Love, Ruby lavendar, Harcourt Brace, Spring 2001. Novel for elementary-age readers. Nine-year-old Ruby and her grandmother, Miss Eula, survive a summer apart where Ruby raises her unruly chickens, defends herself against the snooty Melba Jane, befriends the new girl, Dove (junior-anthropologist-in-training), saves the town Operetta, and learns to let go of her guilt over her grandfather's death. An ALA Notable book, NCTE Notable book, Parent's Choice Children's Media Award winner, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children.
One Wide Sky, Harcourt Brace, Spring 2003. Bedtime lullaby and counting book in rhymed couplets, about a family's day spent outdoors in the natural world together.
Hang The Moon, Harcourt Brace, Spring 2003. Novel for older elementary/middle school readers about two cousins who travel from Mississippi to Memphis in 1966, to find Elvis Presley.
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|Availability:||K-12, and conference speaking, presentations and workshops are tailored to the particular age and stage.|