Belle Teal

Belle Teal

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Baker & Taylor
Belle Teal faces many new challenges as she enters fifth grade, including her grandmother's memory loss, her mother's long work hours, and a shy African-American boy in her newly desegregated school.

Scholastic
Newbery Honor author Ann M. Martin's gripping, widely acclaimed novel of a girl confronting the perils of friendship and the conflicts of community.

Belle Teal's life isn't easy, but she gets by. She lives with her mother and grandmother far out in the country. They don't have much money, but Belle Teal feels rich with their love. As school begins, Belle Teal faces unexpected challenges. Her best friends are up against some big problems. And there are two new students in Belle Teal's class: a shy boy caught in the town's furor over desegregation, and a snob who has problems of her own. As her world falls apart, Belle Teal discovers the importance of sticking together.

Belle Teal's life isn't easy, but she gets by. She lives with her mother and grandmother far out in the country. They don't have much money, but Belle Teal feels rich with their love. As school begins, Belle Teal faces unexpected challenges. Her best friends are up against some big problems. And there are two new students in Belle Teal's class: a shy boy caught in the town's furor over desegregation, and a snob who has problems of her own. As her world falls apart, Belle Teal discovers the importance of sticking together.

Baker
& Taylor

Ten-year-old Belle Teal Harper, who lives with her mother and grandmother in a small rural town in the early 1960s, faces unexpected challenges as she begins the fifth grade, from her friend's troubled relationship with his father to her grandmother's slipping memory. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Signature, [2004]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780439098243
0439098246
Branch Call Number: J PAPERBACK
Characteristics: 214 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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Oct 10, 2012

Enjoyable book . Belle has a tough life but a good read on how to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative and latch on to the affirmative.

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