Mayfield Crossing by Vaunda Michaeux Nelson

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Nine-year-old Meg experiences racial hatred for the first time when she begins attending a new elementary school. By the author of Always Grammar.
 

About Vaunda Michaeux Nelson

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Nelson is a children's librarian. Painter Leonard Jenkins is also the illustrator of The Man Who Knew Too Much, retold by Julius Lester. He lives in New York City.
 
Published January 4, 1993 by Putnam Juvenile. 88 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But at least she (unlike her brother Billie) has a nice teacher, Mr. Stanley: When Clayton, who has been heckling her since the first day, accuses Meg of cheating, Mr. Stanley helps her disprove the charge--but after Clayton retaliates and Billie comes to Meg's defense, all three land in the prin...

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Fourth-grader Meg experiences prejudice for the first time after the Mayfield Crossing schoolhouse is closed and she is forced to attend Parkview, previously all-white. Ostracized and taunted because

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Fourth-grader Meg experiences prejudice for the first time after the Mayfield Crossing schoolhouse is closed and she is forced to attend Parkview, previously all-white.

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