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Book Title: Beyond Mayfield|
The author of the book: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Edition: Putnam Juvenile
Date of issue: July 19th 1999
ISBN 13: 9780399233555
Format files: PDF
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Meg's having problems at school, not just with a classmate who torments her but also with a fourth-grade substitute teacher who treats her differently because she's the only Negro in class and even suspects her of stealing a silver pencil. It's a relief for Meg to get home to her family and friends in Mayfield Crossing where no one thinks much about skin color. But these are the Sixties, and down South civil rights workers are encountering hatred and even violence. When Lucky, the brother of Meg's friend Dillon, comes home from the Navy and decides to go South to fight racism, the world beyond Mayfield becomes tragically real to Meg and her friends.
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Read information about the authorVaunda Micheaux Nelson loves bringing books and children together and feels lucky to have two careers that foster this. The children's librarian and author says, "It was destined from the day I was born. My mother found my name in a novel she was reading."
Vaunda's first book, Always Gramma, was selected by the Children's Book Council as a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Mayfield Crossing won the Georgia Children's Book in 1995, and Beyond Mayfield received a 1999 Parents' Choice Gold Award. Almost to Freedom, her most recent title, received a Coretta Scott King Honor for illustration in 2004. In addition, Vaunda's poetry has been published in Cricket and Cicada magazines.
Vaunda has been a teacher, newspaper reporter, bookseller, school librarian, and twice a member of the Newbery Award Committee. She holds master's degrees from The Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College, Vermont, and from the University of Pittsburgh School of Library and Information Science. Her memberships include the SCBWI, the American Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children. The Pennsylvania native is currently the young adult librarian at a public library in New Mexico, where she lives with her husband, Drew, and two cats.
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