Mandy the Outsider: Prelude to World War 2
Time Period: 1939 Ten-year old Mandy McMichael doesn't fit in at her new school in Seattle. She's very smart, but the "in crowd" teases her so much she decides to play dumb to quiet their taunts. Then there's her friendship with a Japanese family-and in 1939, with the world on the brink of war, hers is not a popular position. Using actual historical events to tell a compelling fictional story, Mandy the Outsider is a poignant tale of a girl balancing her desire for acceptance with her need to do right, and to be who God wants her to be.
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Mandy would have recognized that flowing honey-colored hair anywhere. It was
the girl she'd seen in the park. After catching her balance, the girl said, "Hey, you
need to watch where you're going." Mandy hadn't been the one who was ...
She lifted a strand of her own hair. "Then you wrap it around your first finger like
this." She chuckled. "It's a little easier when it's wet and has some Dep on it.
When it's all wound, you pull your finger out, hold the curl in place, and put in the
Glancing at Helga's hair, which was never fixed properly, Mandy said, "Want me
to show you how to put your hair up in pin curls?" Helga jumped up from the
tufted stool and walked to the door. "You want to make me different?" she said.
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Time Period: 1939 Ten-year old Mandy McMichael doesn't fit in at her new school in Seattle. She's very smart, but the in crowd teases her so much she decides to play dumb to quiet their taunts. Then ... Read full review
I really enjoyed this book very much, and would not be surprised if I had read it 10 times!! I have 22 books in the series, and love it. The history is interesting and new, as I am not American. Anything written by Norma Jean Lutz is very good. Read full review