Mare's War

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Random House Children's Books, Jun 9, 2009 - Young Adult Fiction - 352 pages
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Meet Mare, a grandmother with flair and a fascinating past.

Octavia and Tali are dreading the road trip their parents are forcing them to take with their grandmother over the summer. After all, Mare isn’t your typical grandmother. She drives a red sports car, wears stiletto shoes, flippy wigs, and push-up bras, and insists that she’s too young to be called Grandma. But somewhere on the road, Octavia and Tali discover there’s more to Mare than what you see. She was once a willful teenager who escaped her less-than-perfect life in the deep South and lied about her age to join the African American battalion of the Women’s Army Corps during World War II.

Told in alternating chapters, half of which follow Mare through her experiences as a WAC member and half of which follow Mare and her granddaughters on the road in the present day, this novel introduces a larger-than-life character who will stay with readers long after they finish reading.


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User Review  - eheinlen - LibraryThing

This was a wonderful book. I loved the way that the chapters switched between the past and the present. I also loved how the book told the past from a voice that is not usually heard, especially not in school or textbooks. Wonderful, wonderful book. Read full review

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User Review  - KarenBall - LibraryThing

2010 Coretta Scott King Honor Book"Aunt Josephine always says that running away from home was the best thing Mare ever did. You grandmother changed the world."Wish Goodreads had the image of the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
25
Section 4
30
Section 5
37
Section 6
42
Section 7
49
Section 8
58
Section 21
191
Section 22
202
Section 23
210
Section 24
222
Section 25
229
Section 26
237
Section 27
244
Section 28
254

Section 9
66
Section 10
76
Section 11
83
Section 12
91
Section 13
104
Section 14
113
Section 15
121
Section 16
135
Section 17
143
Section 18
152
Section 19
163
Section 20
182
Section 29
263
Section 30
272
Section 31
280
Section 32
288
Section 33
296
Section 34
303
Section 35
312
Section 36
321
Section 37
333
Section 38
344
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About the author (2009)

Tanita S. Davis is the author of the young adult novel A la Carte, published by Knopf in June 2008. A native Californian, she lives in Glasgow, Scotland.


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