Elizabeth and her brother live on a farm for a summer—and learn a whole new way of living and dreamingElizabeth likes to invent stories. When she travels to her uncle’s farm for a summer, she starts by making up new names for herself and her younger brother: “Geeder” and “Toeboy.” As “Geeder” explores the farm on her own and with her brother, she encounters mysteries that capture her imagination, among them a tall, proud woman who looks just like an African queen that Elizabeth has read about in a magazine. Elizabeth spins tales about the people and places around her, but she comes to realize that sometimes the truth is more interesting than make-believe.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - myrosewoodlibrary - LibraryThing
Zeely represents the encounter that helps a young girl find an empowering sense of self-acceptance. Zeely, a young African woman living with her father in the small Southern town where Elizabeth Perry ... Read full review
ZEELYUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
By the time you find out that Geeder (Elizabeth) and her younger brother Toeboy (John) are Negro it doesn't really matter anyway, although that fact is a part of their composite personalities and it ... Read full review