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The Glory Field

The Glory Field

by Walter Dean Myers

This Newbery author's triumphant novel follows five generations of one African-American family from Africa to a South Carolina plantation through the Civil War, to the end of segregation, and beyond, to a moving and redemptive finale, when a young drug-addicted cousin is brought home to the glory field for a day of reunion and renewal. It is a story of pride, determination, struggle, and love. And of the piece of the land that holds them together throughout it all.

Ages
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 8 - 12
Lexile Measure
800L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
X
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
384
Genre
Historical Fiction

About the Author

Walter Dean Myers Walter Dean Myers is the beloved author of such children's and young adult books as Fallen Angels, Somewhere in the Darkness, Slam!, and Harlem, among many more. His many awards include two Newbery Honors, five Coretta Scott King Awards, and the Michael J. Printz Award.

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