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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. Her third historical middle-grade novel will also be published by Scholastic Press, August 2016. MAKING FRIENDS WITH BILLY WONG is based on a few memories and a lot of research!
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Average rating: 3.88 · 5,416 ratings · 662 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Glory Be

3.90 avg rating — 4,702 ratings — published 2012 — 11 editions
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The Way to Stay in Destiny

3.74 avg rating — 507 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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Making Friends with Billy Wong

3.85 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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One True Way by Shannon Hitchcock
"I ordered this book to fill a gap in my classroom library. I first heard about it through Twitter.

My classroom library does lack in romances. This year I'm teaching 6th grade. At the beginning of the year, the students tend not to be interested in..." Read more of this review »
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"I can always count on Augusta Scattergood for gentle, thought-provoking reads. Each of her books have surprised and delighted me for their interesting and complex characters in unique historical settings. Please make time for Making Friends with B..." Read more of this review »
Making Friends with Billy Wong by Augusta Scattergood
"Eleven-year-old Azalea feels wronged when her mother announces at the beginning of her summer vacation that she will be traveling to Paris Junction, Arkansas. Her grandmother needs help getting around after a major fall, so her mother volunteers A..." Read more of this review »
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Beautiful writing and a compelling story. This one is going to find its way onto many young readers' bookshelves. Offer it to the student who appreciates stories with equal parts heart and action.
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An adventure story with a strong plot and SO much excitement, plus Caroline Starr Rose manages to paint the characters so well. I really knew Jasper and his brother and many of the secondary characters. The dialog felt very authentic for two brothers ...more
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“Libraries are about books. Books have no color. And they don't care who reads them.”
Augusta Scattergood, Glory Be

“There's more to stories than it seems at first looking," she said. "Two sides to most stories. Folks better be thinking about that for once.”
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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