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Author:  K. L. Going
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 039923991X
ISBN-13: 9780399239915
Sku: 31042041
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1T
Pages:  192
Age Range:  13 to 16
My best friend, Frita Wilson, once told me that some people were born chicken.||"Ain't nothing gonna make them brave," she'd said. "But others, they just need a little liberatin', that's all." Least that's how Frita told it. (from the first line)
Wanting to help her friend face his fears, Frita Wilson makes a plan for Gabriel King that she is certain will help him get over his many phobias, yet when racism rears its ugly head in their small town in 1976 Georgia, fearless Frita discovers that Gabe has all the strength, courage, and conviction in the world when it comes down to what truly matters. *Author: Going, K. L. *Publication Date: 2005/06/16 *Number of Pages: 153 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.50
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In Georgia during the summer of 1976, Gabriel, a white boy who is being bullied, and Frita, an African American girl who is facing prejudice, decide to overcome their many fears together as they enter fifth grade.
With Jimmy Carter's 1976 presidential campaign in the background, this moving story about friendship, liberation, and racial prejudice is set in a tiny Georgia town. Gabriel King, a white boy afraid of almost everything--from being late for school to robots that kill--and his smart, adventurous best friend, Frita Wilson, the only black girl in their class, make a pack to get over all their fears to help Gabe feel ready for fifth grade. As the summer progresses the two slowly whittle away at their lists, discovering that not only must they be brave, but that their courage can help change a whole community.


Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Within the framework of the classic bully story, Going incorporates the themes of discriminating between frivolous and healthy fears and what freedom means in an America that continues to harbor racial bigotry." 06/01/2005

Publishers Weekly
"Full of humanity and humor, this well-paced novel offers a dollop of history with its setting in rural Georgia at the moment local boy Jimmy Carter's presidential bid is gaining momentum. The villains' credibility makes them scary, and both Gabe and Frita's refreshingly functional families are exquisitely drawn...." 07/27/2005

Kirkus Reviews
"Strong voice, lively dialogue, humor and important themes make this a winner" 05/15/2005

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   09
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0192
Product attributePublisher:   Putnam Publishing Group
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