Call Me Oklahoma! by Miriam Glassman

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"From now on, call me Oklahoma!" nine-year-old Paige Turner announces on the first day of fourth grade. She is determined that this year she will be different: someone gutsy—brave enough to stand up to her tormentor, class bully Viveca Frye. It takes a lot of work for Paige to bring out her inner Oklahoma, but she's helped along the way by her best friend, her sympathetic teacher, her bratty cousin, and some hilarious but inspiring events at home and at school.

Paige does manage to overcome most of her fears, and in the process she learns that a true friend offers all the courage she needs.


About Miriam Glassman

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Miriam Glassman lives in Framingham, Massachusetts. She worked as a children's book reviewer and as an illustrator for an educational publisher. She received an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of a picture book, Halloweena, and a middle-grade novel, Box Top Dreams.
Published February 15, 2013 by Holiday House. 123 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Nine-year-old Paige Turner is tired of being timid--but she needs a new name to go with her new identity.

Mar 18 2013 | Read Full Review of Call Me Oklahoma!

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Paige Turner has the kind of name that encourages bad, punny jokes. She wants to start fourth grade as a new person, someone brash and brave, who would never be pushed around by the likes of snooty Vi

Feb 11 2013 | Read Full Review of Call Me Oklahoma!

Gr 2–4—A humorous and encouraging tale about standing up to bullies of all shapes and sizes and remaining true to oneself. When Paige Turner announces to her family at breakfast that she's going to be a new person in the fourth grade, she really means it: from her new red clogs, to her matching ba

Apr 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Call Me Oklahoma!

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