MELINDY'S HAPPY SUMMER by Georgene Faulkner
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The happy, gregarious little Negro girl from Boston, first introduced in Melindy's Medal, is invited with a number of other Negro children to visit a white family in Maine,- part of a project to help people of the two races to get to know each other better. At first she is very unhappy because she is teased and called ""Miss Brag"", but she gets over feeling sorry for herself when she realizes it is up to her to change the situation. She turns her bubbling exuberance into making a happier time for herself and others, wins the respect and love of everyone by her courage in saving a drawing baby and has the final triumph of singing Gretel in a nearby music camp production. In a blond wig and with makeup she becomes her own ideal of Gretel and when Daddy and grandmother hear the performance over the radio, her happiness is complete. So the good will visit is successful on all counts. A natural, winsome little girl story of a very human child -- enjoyment for little girls everywhere.

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1949
Publisher: Messner