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Mare's War [electronic Resource]

By Tanita S Davis

Meet Mare, a grandmother with flair and a fascinating past.

Octavia and Tali are dreading the road trip their parents are forcing them to take with their grandmother over the summer. After all, Mare isn’t your typical grandmother. She drives a red sports car, wears stiletto shoes, flippy wigs, and push-up bras, and insists that she’s too young to be called Grandma. But somewhere on the road, Octavia and Tali discover there’s more to Mare than what you see. She was once a willful teenager who escaped her less-than-perfect life in the deep South and lied about her age to join the African American battalion of the Women’s Army Corps during World War II.

Told in alternating chapters, half of which follow Mare through her experiences as a WAC member and half of which follow Mare and her granddaughters on the road in the present day, this novel introduces a larger-than-life character who will stay with readers long after they finish reading.


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Format: Ebook
Author: Davis, Tanita S
Summary: Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps.
Title: Mare's war [electronic resource] / Tanita S. Davis.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2009.
Subject: United States. Army. Women's Army Corps -- Juvenile fiction. United States. Army. Women's Army Corps -- Fiction. Automobile travel -- Juvenile fiction. Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction African Americans -- Juvenile fiction World War, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile fiction Sisters -- Juvenile fiction Families -- Alabama -- Juvenile fiction. Automobile travel -- Fiction Grandmothers -- Fiction Afro-Americans -- Fiction. World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction Sisters -- Fiction Family life -- Alabama -- Fiction. Alabama -- History -- 1819-1950 -- Juvenile fiction. Alabama -- History -- 1819-1950 -- Fiction.
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Isbn: 9780375853593 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions) 0375853596 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
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Call Number: PZ7.D3174 Mar 2009eb
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Format: Ebook
Author: Davis, Tanita S.
Summary: Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps.
Title: Mare's war [electronic resource] / Tanita S. Davis.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2009.
Subjects: United States. Army. Women's Army Corps -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: United States. Army. Women's Army Corps -- Fiction.
Subjects: Automobile travel -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Sisters -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Families -- Alabama -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Automobile travel -- Fiction
Subjects: Grandmothers -- Fiction
Subjects: Afro-Americans -- Fiction.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
Subjects: Sisters -- Fiction
Subjects: Family life -- Alabama -- Fiction.
Subjects: Alabama -- History -- 1819-1950 -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Alabama -- History -- 1819-1950 -- Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Title from eBook information screen.
Notes: Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2983 KB).
Notes: A Junior Library Guild selection.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=FE6E2ED5-8C1D-4DB7-A07B-AAECDAEFF24C Click here to check out and download.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=FE6E2ED5-8C1D-4DB7-A07B-AAECDAEFF24C Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9780375853593 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
ISBN: 0375853596 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
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Call Number: PZ7.D3174 Mar 2009eb
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