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Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia

by Barbara O'Connor

Other authors: Greg Swearingen (Cover artist)

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This book is about a girl named Bird who does not have many friends. She trys to get this kid named Harlem to be her friend. She trys so hard ,then finally he becomes her friend. Bird and Harlem don't really fit in in school, but they have eachother and that is all that matters.
This book was very interesting. It also made me look at the world differently. It should me that are people who feel left out. And if you give them just a little attention. Even though in this case Bird and Harlem were happy with it just being them two.
  SabrinaEstrella | Oct 28, 2010 |
Bird (Berdette) is a spunky young girl who befriends the new boy in town because she wanted a friend even if it was this grungy, friendless boy. When she discovered he was a good speller she persuaded him to be her partner in the spelling bee so she could win a trip to Disneyland along with fame and glory. But, of course, the road to fame and glory is not smooth.
  prkcs | Jan 25, 2007 |
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Harlem Tate hadn't been in Freedom, Georgia, more than three days before it was clear that nobody wanted anything to do with him.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374322589, Hardcover)

Will a spelling bee be the answer to all of Bird’s problems?

All her life, all Bird has ever wanted is to be noticed in her small town and to get to Disney World. As it turns out, Bird just might have a chance to realize at least one of her goals because of a state spelling bee, and she might get to make a friend along the way – a boy named Harlem Tate who has just moved to Freedom. Harlem seems like a kindred spirit – someone like Bird, whom people don’t usually take the time to find the good in. (Unless it’s someone like Miss Delphine, who always makes Bird feel special.) But as much as Bird tries to get his attention, Harlem is not easily won over. Then Harlem agrees to be her partner in the spelling bee, and if they study hard enough, the two might just win everything Bird’s always wanted.

In Barbara O’Connor’s funny new novel, a spunky young girl discovers that sometimes all it takes to feel famous is a little recognition from true friends.
 
Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Unpopular sixth-grader Burdette "Bird" Weaver persuades the new boy at school, whom everyone thinks is mean and dumb, to be her partner for a spelling bee that might win her everything she's ever wanted.

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