Kizzy Ann Stamps

ISBN-10: 0763669768
ISBN-13: 9780763669768
Author: Watts, Jeri
Interest Level: 3-6
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: August 2013

Copyright: 2012

Page Count: 192


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Interest Level

Grades 3-6

Reading Level

Guided Reading: T
Lexile: 920L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 6.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism

JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs

Description
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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