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Kizzy Ann Stamps
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Taking things in stride is not easy for Kizzy Ann, but with her border collie, Shag, stalwart at her side, she sets out to live a life as sweet as syrup on cornbread. In 1963, as Kizzy Ann prepares for her first year at an integrated school, she worries about the color of her skin, the scar running from the corner of her right eye to the tip of her smile, and whether anyone at the white school will like her. She writes letters to her new teacher in a clear, insistent voice, stating her troubles and asking questions with startling honesty. The new teacher is supportive, but not everyone feels the same, so there is a lot to write about. Her brother, James, is having a far less positive school experience than she is, and the annoying white neighbor boy won't leave her alone. But Shag, her border collie, is her refuge. Even so, opportunity clashes with obstacle. Kizzy Ann knows she and Shag could compete well in the dog trials, but will she be able to enter?

From Jeri Watts comes an inspiring middle-grade novel about opening your mind to the troubles and scars we all must bear—and facing life with hope and trust.

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Street Date:
08/14/2012
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English
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9780763662004
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Jeri Watts. (2012). Kizzy Ann Stamps. Candlewick Press.

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Jeri Watts. 2012. Kizzy Ann Stamps. Candlewick Press.

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        I grew up the first few years on a farm in Bedford County, Virginia, and that proved very helpful when I was writing Kizzy Ann Stamps, because she lives on a farm in that same place! I wish I'd had a dog like hers, but we did have our own wonderful dogs—and other animals too. After I had my own family, I had a superbly lazy, continuously hungry black Lab named Nimbus who kept my two daughters company as they grew up!


        My father was a storyteller, and I love to tell stories too—mostly on paper, though. Having been a reader all my life, it seems natural to turn to the page when I tell my stories! I've been with children many years, and I love being with them, so writing for children is one way to stay with them, especially now that I teach at the college level. I used to work with children on their writing. Now I work with teachers about teaching writing to their students, so it is still important to me for children to write. There is a writer inside everyone, I believe, and it starts with the reader inside each of us!

        Three Things You Might Not Know About Me:

        1. I have an identical twin sister.

        2. I hate licorice.

        3. I collect watches.

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Taking things in stride is not easy for Kizzy Ann, but with her border collie, Shag, stalwart at her side, she sets out to live a life as sweet as syrup on cornbread. In 1963, as Kizzy Ann prepares for her first year at an integrated school, she worries about the color of her skin, the scar running from the corner of her right eye to the tip of her smile, and whether anyone at the white school will like her. She writes letters to her new teacher in a clear, insistent voice, stating her troubles and asking questions with startling honesty. The new teacher is supportive, but not everyone feels the same, so there is a lot to write about. Her brother, James, is having a far less positive school experience than she is, and the annoying white neighbor boy won't leave her alone. But Shag, her border collie, is her refuge. Even so, opportunity clashes with obstacle. Kizzy Ann knows she and Shag could compete well in the dog trials, but will she be able to enter?

From Jeri Watts comes an inspiring middle-grade novel about opening your mind to the troubles and scars we all must bear—and facing life with hope and trust.

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        June 18, 2012
        Watts, author of the picture book Keepers, displays sure footing in this strong foray into middle-grade fiction, about a 12-year-old black girl from Virginia navigating significant life changes. Set over the course of a year starting in the summer of 1963, Watts’s epistolary novel consists of candid letters Kizzy writes to Miss Anderson, her soon-to-be teacher at a newly integrated public school, and journal entries addressed to her teacher during the school year. Kizzy is apprehensive about sharing a classroom with white students: she wears the hand-me-down dresses of one white girl, and another classmate is responsible for the accident that left her with a prominent facial scar. Prevalent racism threatens Kizzy’s aspirations, as well as those of her athletic older brother, but with help from within and without—as well as the support of her beloved border collie, Shag—Kizzy prevails, and does so triumphantly. Watts offers an evenhanded, insightful evocation of a turbulent time and of a girl’s perseverance, with Kizzy’s writing exposing both widespread prejudice and the determination and will that countered it. Ages 9–12.

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      • content: mickey-chen - This book takes the reader all the way back to when we had slavery. Kizzy Ann Stamps, the main character, has a dog named Shag that helps her along the path of life. As a young one, Kizzy was cut and was left with a huge scar going down the corner of her right eye and to the bottom of her cheek. Later on in the years, Kizzy had a chance to be transferred to a white school, when before, she couldn't go too. Throughout the book, the reader will experience the struggles and happiness young Kizzy Ann Stamps has experienced, which can give the reader different moods the whole way. Lastly, the reader will be reading the notes Kizzy sent to her new teacher. If you ask me, this book is splendid and is very knowledgeable for pre-teens, teenagers, and adults of all ages.
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        August 1, 2012

        Gr 5-8-During the summer of 1963,12-year-old Kizzy Ann Stamps writes letters to the teacher who will instruct her at the new, integrated school. Kizzy is forthright in her first letter; she does not want to go to a school with white children. Miss Anderson is understanding, and as Kizzy begins to trust her, she shares stories about Shag, the stray border collie her family adopted. Through her love of Shag, Kizzy reveals what she understands about integrated life. When classmates tell her that blacks can't participate in dog shows, she writes, "I made a mistake and let down my guard. I let them in, and now I feel a fool." Kizzy is sensitive yet sassy, and she bounces back with fierce determination. Her brother, on the other hand, suffers from discrimination at the upper school. When he causes trouble, a neighboring white boy fixes the problem, and Kizzy learns to see each person as an individual. Yes, there are whites who hate her, but she learns to trust herself and her feelings. Some passages go on about border collie herding, but they don't overwhelm the novel. This is a touching story with a sharp and insightful protagonist. One hopes that it will find its way into the hands of feisty girls looking for a strong role model.-Pamela Schembri, Newburgh Enlarged City Schools, NY

        Copyright 2012 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        July 1, 2012
        With the abundance of stories about a boy and his dog, it's refreshing to see a tale of a girl and her dog. Outspoken Kizzy Ann Stamps is used to overcoming difficulties, from navigating the prejudice in her town to coping with the attention brought on by the scar on her right cheek. Now a new hurdle has arisen for Kizzy Ann: integration. Armed with a belief in facing problems head-on, Kizzy Ann writes to her new teacher, sharing that much of her strength comes from her extraordinary border collie, Shag. So Kizzy Ann is disheartened when she finds that Shag is ineligible to compete in dog shows. But hope unexpectedly comes in the form of neighbor Donald McKenna. Under his guidance, they train to enter a dog trial--a perfect choice for a "no-bow" girl and dog like Kizzy Ann and Shag...if Kizzy Ann can enter, despite the discrimination that would block her path. Through Kizzy Ann's letters to her teacher (from July 1963 to May 1964), Watts weaves a powerful story of strength and self-acceptance in the face of injustice. Though her introspective narration slips in and out of an adult voice, it always presents a strong, thoughtful and likable protagonist. The vivid historical setting of this short and satisfying read will leave readers feeling they have experienced life in Kizzy Ann's world. (Historical fiction. 9-12)

        COPYRIGHT(2012) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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From Jeri Watts...

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