Monday, July 17, 2017

A Novel & a Give-Away

It was back to school for Lisa entering the 6th grade that fall 1968 in Montgomery, Alabama, and she was dreading it.  She hadn’t told her parents of the mean boys at school who picked on her constantly because of her birth defect.  She was afraid of those bullies. Lisa was afraid to tell her teachers about them too, and they never seemed to notice it was going on.  She didn’t dare tell her parents.
Across town the new teacher, Miss Loomis, was nervously preparing herself for the new school year.  She did not look forward to being the only Negro teacher in the school.  She didn’t know the mean ones who would target her would be adults as well as students.
Author Leah Harper Bowron set the story in a racially-prejudiced time and place and engages the reader in a theme that’s current today.  Bullying is as despicable now as it was then.  She describes the world of sixth-grade Lisa from fashions to fads, to school and social events, and of course, her fears. 
Ms. Bowron is a lawyer who lives in Texas with her daughter and cat.  Her somewhat-autobiographical, coming-of-age story has proven to be a good launch into writing for young people.  Enjoy it for yourself.
And now . . .
I have two copies of this book to give away!!
If you are a Wagoneer (follower of my blog) and would like to be in the drawing for this book, leave a comment telling me about the person or class for whom you wish to win this book.
If you are not a Wagoneer, just click on the box on the left side of my blog that says “Follow me on Bloglovin.”  Then leave your comment.  I will draw the winner name and announce it on Sunday, July 23.
I’ll look forward to your comments.


  1. Nathan Akehurst Coweta Public School

    Sounds like a good book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. You're welcome, Nathan. Don't forget to follow my blog so you'll be eligible for my drawing.