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Augusta Scattergood

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Augusta Scattergood grew up in the Mississippi Delta and left to attend college at the University of North Carolina and library school at Simmons College. But she never really left her home state, even while living in New Jersey.

Her first novel is set in Mississippi during Freedom Summer, 1964. GLORY BE was published in January, 2012, by Scholastic Press. THE WAY TO STAY IN DESTINY, her new middle-grade novel takes place in a little town in Florida named Destiny where Theo has come to live at the Rest Easy Rooming House and Dance Studio.
Augusta is represented by Linda Pratt of Wernick & Pratt Agency.

A school librarian for over twenty years, Augusta now lives in Madison NJ and, mostly, in St. Petersburg, Florida.



I remember reading something once about encouraging a child's sense of humor. Helping them to be funny. Or funnier.

How absurd, I thought. Kids are funny as heck.
Well, the ones talking to/around me sure are.


But writing funny? That's hard.

If you're trying to add some humor to your writing, whether it's a serious or heartfelt or sad or poignant story, here are some tips.

First off, two words: Darc... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.89 · 3,452 ratings · 445 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Glory Be
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 3,230 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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The Way to Stay in Destiny
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 222 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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"Fans of Glory Be will enjoy meeting Theolonius Monk Thomas, 12, a boy who only wants is to stay in Destiny, play the piano and have a place to call home again. Unfortunately, his Uncle Raymond seems to have other ideas about all this.

It's May 1974..." Read more of this review »
The Way to Stay in Destiny by Augusta Scattergood
"Was "forced" to read this book by a friend. I mean really, pianos and baseball?

OK, fine. I wasn't forced, and I thoroughly enjoyed this charming book. I wanted to scoop up Theo and his uncle and give them both hugs. And a brownie.

This is my first..." Read more of this review »
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Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
Better off Friends
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Perfect novel for teens and even pre-teens who want a nicely-written romance, with just enough angst to make it real. Love the two distinct voices. Love that I've now read a book set in Wisconsin.
Thanks to Scholastic, I have an ARC. If you hurry ove
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I couldn't put this book down. Before reading it, I thought I knew a lot about Harper Lee. But the way Madden tells the story- that's what it seems like- a story! Fun to read, interesting, informative, well-researched.
The Thing about Georgie by Lisa Graff
The Thing about Georgie
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Can't believe I'm just now getting to this. How did I miss it? How did she write so humorously and lovingly about a kid who's not exactly normal but, truly, is.
Loved the story and the writing. Such a kid-friendly book, really terrific.
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“Libraries are about books. Books have no color. And they don't care who reads them.”
Augusta Scattergood, Glory Be

“Truth to tell, I'm right proud of Glory. She's standing up for what she believes is right. All of us should lead our children to do that, don't you know?”
Augusta Scattergood, Glory Be

“She wore heavy sandals, with socks. No kid in the entire state of Mississippi wore black socks in the summer. Shoot, if I wasn't standing smack-dab in the middle of the library, I wouldn't be wearing shoes.”
Augusta Scattergood, Glory Be

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The only one of these titles that I have actually read is Stella by Starlight and it is excellent. I have ordered The War That Saved My Life, should be here Tuesday! Am going to look at these other two titles right now! (write-in)
 
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