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Praise for Magnolias Don't Bloom in September:
"...one of those small, quiet books that can make a big difference."
A retired teacher from Mississippi
DON'T BLOOM IN SEPTEMBER
A young Yankee teacher is swept into
the cultural clashes of integration
A novel by
Carol Lynn Luck
Golden Pages Press
Cover Design and Illustration by Aemilia Ohop
What Readers are saying:
" This story quickly envelops you in the sweet and sticky humidity of life through the eyes of a young “Yankee Girl” whose teaching journey brings new texture to the history of school integration -and life itself- in the Deep South. ‘‘Honey Chil”- grab u a sweet tea; take a load off- and enjoy this great summer read!"
Michelle Ferre Apr. 20, 2019
". . . a remarkable glimpse into a time and part of our country that needs to be told. . . The wonderful way that Miss Kirkenbaum (aka Miz Lady) met her students where they were, and brought them along is the big takeaway for me. In addition to the Educational lessons are some gripping subplots that kept me from putting the book down. As I say - a must read!"
David Driscoll, former Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Education May 13, 2019
". . . reflects life as a teacher in the South at a turbulent time in American history. [The author] weaves the narrative with authenticity and you can feel the pain and frustration comingling with the courage and dedication of the lead character, Kenda. This is relatable today as a novel that takes you back, with characters who jump off the page."
Josh Brogadir, newscaster and former middle school teacher. Apr 28, 2019
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"He was HUNGRY for POWER."
These were Grandma's words.
Heroines of the Kitchen Table
This was Grandma's story.
Four young women defied Hitler, and struggled to save their loved ones.
Clever tactics, strange coincidences and kind souls bring luck. My Grandma, my mother-in-law and two dear friends brought their stories of survival to life at their kitchen tables. The terrifying situations, heart-wrenching separations, and enduring strengths are woven into my novel, Heroines of the Kitchen Table.
These stories from the 1930s and 40s must be re-told. Similar journeys are being travelled today. Millions are displaced, power is in the hands of a few, and propaganda abounds. No one is safe in a world where hatred and war prevail.
Will you say “too bad for them" until they come for you?
GYM CLASS KLUTZ
A Smart Kid Struggles and a Tough Teacher Cares
Shy Kenda wants desperately to belong in her new high school. She’s clumsy, a nerd and the size of a twelve year-old. Mary Sue, the only kid she knows in her huge school is one of the bullies--a popular girl who plays every sport like a pro. It’s 1962 and Miss Ditch teaches gym class like boot camp with uncompromising determination to make all her students star athletes. Unexpected things happen when these three personalities collide. Join Kenda, Miss Ditch and Mary Sue on a path laden with obstacles, protectors, perseverance and growth.