Susan Marcus Bends the Rules by Jane CutlerSusan Marcus Bends the Rules by Jane Cutler

Susan Marcus Bends the Rules

byJane Cutler

Hardcover | March 14, 2014

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When ten-year-old Susan Marcus discovers a world of prejudice right in her own back yard she makes a small but courageous stand in this irresistibly appealing historical novel set in 1943.

You wouldn't even know there was a war on, thinks Susan Marcus as she surveys her new neighborhood in Clayton, Missouri. There are no air raid wardens, no blackout curtains. It's so different from her old home in New York City: no tall apartment buildings, no bustling city streets. Susan can barely understand people, their accents are so thick, and of course eveyone in Clayton is a St. Louis Cardinals fan and sworn enemy of Susan's beloved New York Yankees. Worst of all, for the first time in her life, ten-year-old Susan encounters prejudice -- against New Yorkers, Jews, blacks, and the Japanese. She must be circumspect about her friendship with Loretta (the daughter of the black janitor), for Jim Crow laws still exist in 1943 Missouri. Outraged, Susan decides to strike a blow against them. She's not going to break the rules exactly; she's just going to bend them.

Jane Cutler has written picture books and novels for children, including The Cello of Mr. O, which won the Zena Sutherland Prize, the 2000 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, and the New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award. She lives in San Francisco, California.
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Title:Susan Marcus Bends the RulesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.4 inPublished:March 14, 2014Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823430472

ISBN - 13:9780823430475

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