Kizzy Ann Stamps / Jeri Watts.
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Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012.
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- ISBN: 0763662003 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 9780763662004 (electronic bk.)
- Edition: 1st ed.
|Summary:||Taking things in stride is not easy for Kizzy Ann, but with her border collie, Shag, stalwart at her side, she sets out to live a life as sweet as syrup on cornbread. In 1963, as Kizzy Ann prepares for her first year at an integrated school, she worries about the color of her skin, the scar running from the corner of her right eye to the tip of her smile, and whether anyone at the white school will like her. She writes letters to her new teacher in a clear, insistent voice, stating her troubles and asking questions with startling honesty. The new teacher is supportive, but not everyone feels the same, so there is a lot to write about. Her brother, James, is having a far less positive school experience than she is, and the annoying white neighbor boy won't leave her alone. But Shag, her border collie, is her refuge. Even so, opportunity clashes with obstacle. Kizzy Ann knows she and Shag could compete well in the dog trials, but will she be able to enter?|
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|Subject:||Race relations -- Fiction
Dogs -- Fiction
Girls -- Fiction
African Americans -- Fiction
Race relations -- Juvenile fiction
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction
Girls -- Juvenile fiction
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Citation: Watts, Jeri Hanel. "Kizzy Ann Stamps." Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012.