The Book of the Month for December will be Linda L. Zern's Mooncalf. Here is a brief synopsis of Mooncalf:
"Over Olympia and Leah's heads, Americans race the Russians to the moon;
on their television sets young men fight and struggle in the mud of Viet
Nam; and America holds its breath between heartbreaking tragedies. But
on Miss Brinker's school bus, in the seat with the rip in the green
plastic, Olympia and Leah fall in love, the way children do:
immediately, completely, and without knowing or caring why they
shouldn't. Olympia Crooms, with her happy hair, and Leah Breck, with
her silly red dog, are two smart girls. Olympia's father works other
men's orange groves in rural Central Florida and tells his daughter that
school is the best way to reach for the stars. Leah's father moves his
family from the Space Coast to the country where she and her brother
can climb orange trees, imagine lions in the tall grass, and learn to
feed baby cows milk from a bottle. At Evegan Elementary, two smart girls
find each other and have to decide if they will learn the hardest
lessons of all: the false traditions of their fathers."
Click here to visit the author's website: www.zippityzerns.com.
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