Page Count: 208
Age Range: 8 and up
In the town of Hanging Moss, Mississippi, this is shaping up to be Glory’s worst birthday ever. Her best friend Frankie is nasty toward her new friend Laura, her sister Jesslyn is acting downright mean, and worst of all the community pool is suddenly closed for repairs–but there aren’t even any cracks! When she tries to get the pool re-opened, Glory learns that the cracks are in the social fabric of her segregated town.
This book is an immersive experience in the South during the summer of freedom. If you like a fully-developed, deeply personal world and a (mostly) subtle educational experience, Glory Be is an excellent bet.