Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Gumbo Grove is once again the setting for a story involving Mary Elouise, an elementary... read more
Gumbo Grove is once again the setting for a story involving Mary Elouise, an elementary school-aged girl whose pride in her African-American heritage grows appreciably throughout this contemporary story concerning personal self-esteem and racial pride. A visiting African-American storyteller and Mary Elouise's grandmother represent important mentors as Mary Elouise gains new insights. As she first did in JUST AN OVERNIGHT GUEST (Dial, 1980), Tate once again reliably examines sensitive, intra-racial issues directly and effectively, using lively and believable peer dialogue and motivations recognizable to readers. (Ages 9-12)
© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1990
Year Published 1990
Word Count 47,594
- Text Complexity
- Lexile Level: 680L
- ATOS Reading Level: 4.1
- AR Quiz Numbers
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