"However, the characters are rather two-dimensional, and the narrative lacks the emotional and psychological depth necessary to fully engage. (author's note) (Historical fiction. YA)"
In 1960s New Orleans, 13-year-old Louise recounts the events that led to her mother Pauline's withdrawal from the "Cheerleaders," a group of mothers who gathered each morning outside of William Franz Elementary School to protest integration by heckling Ruby Bridges, the first African-American girl to attend the school.
Read full book review >