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Zeely AUTHOR Virginia Hamilton Summary Ù 108 è We'll spend the whole summer on the farm with Uncle Ross I ought to make up something special just because we've never ever gone alone like this And the first thing Elizabeth does is give herself and her younger brother John new names Geeder and Toeboy The farm is special too with its pump We'll spend the whole summer on the farm with Uncle Ross I ought to make up something special just because we've never ever gone alone like this And the first thing Elizabeth does is give herself and her yo. Oh my gosh I have never read a boring book in my entire life I am dead serious So the story starts it with these kids going to visit their uncle or whoever Then they change their names or something Then they get down south to their uncle's house and the author gives way too much description about how the house looks and everything And then after that I kind of don't remember much I mean I remember that they see this girl who looks like a model or something and then they sleep outside and think they see ghosts Then the girlzeely tells them that she is not a model and then the story pretty much ends Yeah that's about it

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And dignified unlike anyone else in the small town Geeder is fascinated And when she finds a picture of a Watutsi ueen who looks like she could be Zeely's twin Geeder knows she is in the presence of royalty. Genre Fiction Reading level Ages 8 12Geeder and Toeboy set out on an exciting adventure to visit their Uncle Ross for the summer The children enjoy re visiting familiar places in the farmhouse and on the property that they remember from previous visits A tall graceful woman whose family rents a plot of land from Uncle Ross fascinates Geeder Zeely Geeder decides must be an African ueen as she carries herself so regally and is so very beautiful Geeder’s imagination is supported by a magazine photo of a Watutsis ueen but tempered by a private conversation with the ordinary young woman from Canada Did I mention that these children and the woman they revere are African American Although central to the plot and undercurrent of the story race is not the main theme by any means It is a tale of imagination family and self perception The setting was current with the story was written four decades ago and brings to mind a simpler way of life The shadowy black and white illustrations allow us a peek into Geeder’s world and the reading group guide in the back offers discussion uestions and potential activitiesOther books about African American childrenMy painted house my friendly chicken and me Maya AngelouNappy Hair Carolivia Herron picture book for ages 5 8The Watsons go to Birmingham—1963 Christopher Paul Curtis

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Zeely AUTHOR Virginia HamiltUnger brother John new names Geeder and Toeboy The farm is special too with its pump house pond and especially the prize razorback hogs that belong to Nat Tayber and his daughter Zeely Zeely Tayber is tall. Was going through my old pile of school books and found this in my 2nd Grade summer reading stash It's been 17 years since I last read so I was curious to see what new things I would learn this time A uirky little book and the ending was uite deep for a children's book Nothing earth shattering a nice magical realism feeling folded into a children's book which is not uite rare My takeaways from this book know who you are inside We're all connected to deep histories and personal stories that make us who we are that make every perspective a little special Hold it up in everything you do and your truth becomes undeniable