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Published by Lee & Low Books
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AS FAST AS WORDS COULD FLY
Book Summary: Fourteen-year-old Mason Steele takes pride in turning his Pa's excited ramblings about the latest civil rights incidents into handwritten business letters. One day Pa brings Mason a gift from his civil rights group: an old manual typewriter that Mason cherishes.
When the civil rights group wins a school desegregation case, Mason discovers that he will attend a formerly all-white high school. Facing his fears and adversity from students and faculty, Mason excels in school -- particularly typing. Mason decides to bravely take a stand at the county typing tournament, using his typing talent to break racial barriers.
This story is based on the life of Pamela's father, Moses Teel, Jr.
Moses Teel Jr. around the same age as Mason in
As Fast As Words Could Fly
Want to find out the "truths" behind the character, Mason?
Click Here to read a moving interview with my dad, Moses Teel, Jr.
(A voice from the Civil Rights Movement)
Book Summary: Fifteen-year-old Renee Steele is caught in the middle of a growing battle between her two older cousins. It seems that Pa-Pa’s words were forgotten: "A deathbed shouldn't be the peacemaker in this family."
As tension mounts
between the three girls, Grandma Bell detects trouble returning from the grave.
She’s determined to stop it, and takes the girls on a quest back in time to do
Her narrative begins with her secret courtship and eloping with Pa-Pa, “Buck
Steele”, because their fathers are archenemies. Due to a lack of money, the newlyweds
are forced to live with Buck’s parents, Silas and Emma. Grandma Bell quickly suffers
the blows of hatred and rejection. Something about her stirs up a Steele family
secret. She soon learns that her presence does more than anger her in-laws…it
THE ADVENTURE OF SHELDON, THE MUSHROOM
Book Summary: Sheldon
is a tall, lonely mushroom surrounded by beautiful flowers. He is often
teased because he is so plain and doesn't have a pleasant aroma.
Because of his quiet nature and different appearance, he is ignored by
the bugs and flowers as they enjoy themselves dancing and singing. To
everyone's surprise, Sheldon is needed in a life-saving emergency,
and his significance is discovered when he turns into the hero of the
day. The rhyming songs are extra tools used to express the valuable
lessons of being kind, being humble, and helping others.