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The story is about a homosexual boy, Stephan Jones, getting harassed by others and finally being brutally murdered.
Based on true events, The Drowning of Stephan Jones tells the harrowing story of one small town's brush with homophobia <P> Sensitive Carla Wayland certainly doesn't know anyone who is gay, not in her small hometown of Rachetville, Arkansas. While everyone says homosexuality is a sin, Carla doesn't know what to think. But her mother, the town librarian, always stands up for what she knows is right, even when it isn't popular, and Carla loves her for that. Then Frank Montgomery and Stephan Jones, a gay couple, move into town. Tempers flare, and the town's friendly residents--led by the Baptist preacher, Reverend Roland Wheelwright--soon show their true colors. Carla is horrified, but even Andy Harris, her longtime crush and now boyfriend, seems to agree that homosexuality is an abomination, to be wiped out. When Andy and his friends take their cause a little too far, will Carla be able to defy the majority and speak up for justice? <P> This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bette Greene including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Beth Lambert's got everything going for her at school, and she's sure all of her dreams will come true. But that was before Philip Hall became #1 again. Beth's going to show him up--in style!
When a stunning loss--to Philip Hall, of course--sends Beth Lambert reeling, she'll have to show the town who's number one, once and for all! Beth Lambert has become the best student in Miss Johnson's class, as well as the president and chief presiding officer of the Pretty Pennies Girls Club of Pocahontas, Arkansas. She's even in the running for the Abner Jerome Brady Leadership Award from Old Rugged Cross Church, and Beth just knows she's the clear winner. So when Philip Hall gets the Abner Brady Award instead of Beth, she's furious. She immediately begins to plot her revenge, coaching the Pretty Pennies to victory in a relay race against Philip's own gang, the Tiger Hunters. But Beth is worried--what if she's not born to be a leader after all? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bette Greene including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Join the irrepressible Beth Lambert as she goes home after a long visit with her grandmother in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Beth is happy to see her friends the Pretty Pennies, and even happier to see her family (and eat her mother's fried turkey, tamale pie, and floradora potatoes), but she might just be happiest of all to see her best friend, Philip Hall. But not for long, because Philip gets it into his head (with a little help from Beth) that she made a new friend in Walnut Ridge -- a boyfriend. Now Philip won't rest until he meets this "nutty Walnutter" face-to-face in an arm-wrestling match in front of the whole town. There's only one problem -- Beth's new friend doesn't exist. She made him up! Once again Beth's mouth has gotten her into trouble. And once again she'll have to do some fast talking to see if she can get herself out of it.
Beth Lambert's triumphant return to Pocahontas is spoiled by fighting among the Pretty Pennies--and the theft of her brother's prize pig Beth Lambert has been in exile at her Mama Regina's house in Walnut Ridge after her Pretty Pennies secretly voted her out of the presidency. She's made some new friends, and formed the Irritated Oysters Club, but she still misses her hometown of Pocahontas, Arkansas. Much to her surprise, the Pretty Pennies want her back! Bonnie has been a terrible president, making rules and taking all the fun out of their club. But Philip Hall is still spending all his time with Ginny, and Baby Beth, the singing piglet, has gone missing just before the county fair. Can Beth save the day . . . and win Philip Hall's heart once and for all? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bette Greene including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Eighteen-year-old Patty is not able to face future till she knows her past. She decides to go to Germany in search of Anton's mother a link to the man she loved and lost. She stops in Paris, where she meets Roger; now she must think twice..
In the sequel to Summer of My German Soldier, Patty Bergen sets out to find Anton's mother--and the love she lost It has been six years since Patty Bergen hid German war prisoner Anton Reiker in the room above her family's garage. Six years since Anton was hunted down and killed before Patty's eyes. Six years since she was branded a "Jew Nazi-lover," kicked out of school, and sent to a reformatory. No one in the small town of Jenkinsville has forgotten what she did, and Patty's graduation from high school is bittersweet. As lonesome as ever, Patty decides to use the money her parents set aside for college tuition to travel to Europe in search of Anton's mother. But while Patty searches for the last connection to her lost love, she might find even more than she was looking for. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bette Greene including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Eleven-year-old Beth is growing up in rural Arkansas. She has a crush on her neighbor and best friend, Phillip Hall. During the course of the nine months in which the story takes place, Beth learns important lessons about friendship and what it means to be the best. Newbery Honor book.
Beth Lambert has a crush on Philip Hall, who is better than she is at just about everything--or is he? Philip Hall is the handsomest, smartest, fastest boy in Miss Johnson's class. He beats Beth Lambert in math, spelling, reading, sports . . . and she adores him. Beth suspects Philip likes her too, only she can't quite get him to admit it. In fact, he won't even invite her to his birthday party because he's afraid the other boys will call him a sissy. But then Beth begins to wonder: Maybe Philip only wins because she's letting him. Maybe she could beat him at everything. That would show Philip Hall! Because if being friends with a girl is bad . . . getting beaten by a girl is much, much worse. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bette Greene including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
In Bette Greene's award-winning debut novel, a young Jewish girl in the postwar South finds herself drawn to a German prisoner of war When the Army delivers a batch of Nazi prisoners of war to an internment camp in Jenkinsville, Arkansas, Patty Bergen is as anxious as any of her neighbors to get a glimpse of the monsters. The eldest child in the town's sole Jewish family, Patty is lonely and isolated, spending most of her time in the company of Ruth, her parents' black housekeeper. Then she meets Anton Reiker, an inmate in the camp. Even though he fought against the Allies, Anton seems to understand Patty in a way even her parents never have. When Anton escapes from the camp, Patty risks everything to keep him safe--but following her heart may come at a terrible price. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bette Greene including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
As Patty Bergen turns twelve, her hometown turns into a campsite for German prisoners during World War II and she comes to befriend a Nazi prison escapee.
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