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AN5 Book Club: Next book selection is...

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(WMC-TV) - The next book selected for Action News 5's Book Club is "Glory Be" by Augusta Scattergood.

It is a real look at growing up in Mississippi during a time when segregated water fountains, swimming pools, and libraries were the norm.

The book looks at segregation through the eyes of a child. It details how kind-hearted Glory learned to deal with the reality.

It is not as serious as it sounds though; the book is also about growing up during an important time in our country's history and learning what the world is all about.

There is a little bit of Elvis, The Beatles, and Nancy Drew thrown in to take us back to a simpler time.

Adults could enjoy "Glory Be" because it has a very genuine feel to it. Children will be able to learn about relationships that are in some ways still evolving.

For students participating in the Accelerated Reader program, this book is 5 AR points.

If you read this book, please let us know what you thought about it by e-mailing us at Keep your eyes peeled for information about an upcoming web chat about the book!

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