One true way

by Hitchcock, Shannon,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 13 copies
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Summary
A heartening story of two girls who discover their friendship is something more. But how, among their backward town, will Sam and Allie face what they know is true about themselves?

Welcome to Daniel Boone Middle School in the 1970s, where teachers and coaches must hide who they are, and girls who like girls are forced to question their own choices. Presented in the voice of a premier storyteller, One True Way sheds exquisite light on what it means to be different, while at the same time being wholly true to oneself. Through the lives and influences of two girls, readers come to see that love is love is love. Set against the backdrop of history and politics that surrounded gay rights in the 1970s South, this novel is a thoughtful, eye-opening look at tolerance, acceptance, and change, and will widen the hearts of all readers.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Hitchcock The Ballad of Jessie Pearl (2013) and Ruby Lee & Me (2016) is no stranger to writing about the tumultuous lives of young people. Reminiscent of Nancy Garden's Annie on My Mind (1982), Hitchcock's novel follows Allie and Samantha as they navigate a newfound friendship and slowly budding romance against the backdrop of religious intolerance, family discord, and school drama ­complete with a plethora of 1970s pop-culture references. Religion bumps up against self-discovery and early romantic fulfillment, but with an accepting minister and supportive friends, both Allie and Sam work to understand their place in the rural South. The story explores the delicate dance of coming out at a young age, and while the book is reminiscent of early LGBTQ fiction for young readers family strife, alienation, quickly wrapped-up endings, and so on the 1970s time frame provides something of a justification for the southern attitudes. Young readers will find this novel to be ultimately uplifting and inspirational, particularly considering the current lack of middle-grade books with LGBTQ content.--Bittner, Rob Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "After moving from New Jersey to a conservative North Carolina town, Allie Drake has two goals for her first day at Daniel Boone Middle School: make a friend and join the newspaper staff. She accomplishes both after meeting a girl named Sam, "probably the friendliest person I'd ever met," who introduces Allie to the newspaper's editor. Allie has felt invisible ever since her brother, Eric, died in a car accident; her grieving parents separated; and her mother became oppressively overprotective. She's instantly drawn to Sam (and the attraction is mutual), but Allie is afraid to confide in her mother, for fear of causing her "the kind of pain that Eric's death had." Setting her novel in the 1970s, Hitchcock (Ruby Lee & Me) sensitively explores the hurdles facing the girls' tentative romance, including the teachings of Sam's parents' church and the realization that the dismissal of their favorite teachers, a lesbian couple, doesn't bode well for their future together. A believable supporting cast helps deliver potent messages about the dangers of intolerance and the importance of being true to oneself. Ages 9-12. Agent: Deborah Warren, East-West Agency. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Lesbians -- Juvenile fiction.
Identity (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Bereavement -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- North Carolina -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Lesbians -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
North Carolina -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 213 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781338181722
1338181726
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