My Mother the Cheerleader

ISBN-10: 0061148989
ISBN-13: 9780061148989
Edition: N/A
Authors: Robert Sharenow
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Description: Louise Collins was pretty certain that nothing all that exciting would happen in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, where she lived with her mother in their boarding house, Rooms on Desire. Every day was almost the same: serve cranky Mr. Landroux his  More...

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Book details

List price: $9.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Louise Collins was pretty certain that nothing all that exciting would happen in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, where she lived with her mother in their boarding house, Rooms on Desire. Every day was almost the same: serve cranky Mr. Landroux his meals in bed, visit Antoine's Pick-a-Chick with Charlotte, and wear out the pages of her favorite novels by reading them over and over. But when desegregation begins, Louise is pulled out of school and her mother joins the Cheerleaders, a group of local women who gather every morning to heckle six-year-old Ruby Bridges, William Frantz Elementary's first African-American student.Then one day a Chevy Bel Air with a New York license plate pulls up to the house and out steps Morgan Miller, a man with a mysterious past. For the first time, Louise feels as if someone cares about what she thinks. But when the reason for Morgan's visit comes to light, everything Louise thinks she knows about her mother, her world, and herself changes, abruptly and irrevocably.

Hifsah Ahmed lives in the West Midlands with her family and two cats. She enjoys writing poetry and short stories for children and has an avid interest in different cultures which inspires her writing. She has extensively travelled through the Middle East and one trip motivated her to write Forsaken Truth. She is currently planning a trip to Asia where she hopes a new idea for a book will emerge.

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