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My Mother the Cheerleader by Robert Sharenow
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Apr 18, 10

This is another book where I wish I could rate with half stars. It would've gotten 4.5 stars! The only reason why it didn't get all 5 was because it was a bit too easy of a read. It was recommened to me by our school librarian (who hasn't read it yet) to see what I thought. She was told it would be good 'high school' material, and while the topic could be geared toward older kids, the writing could not. It could easily be read by 6th - 8th graders.

Now, the book itself is interesting because all though the theme that 'racism is bad' comes through, it is set in the south during segregation and Jim Crow. Beccause of this, it is told from a "Southern" attitude, in which the narrator never really thought about race or "separate but equal" as something to be changed because that is how she was raised.

I would recommend it. It is a good story, quick read, and likeable characters.

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