Kizzy Ann Stamps

Kizzy Ann Stamps 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 as Kizzy Ann prepares for
  • Title: Kizzy Ann Stamps
  • Author: Jeri Watts
  • ISBN: 9780763658953
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Kizzy Ann Stamps
    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 anyoneTaking 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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    Jeri Watts has worked as a public school teacher for twenty seven years She has written numerous short stories as well as the picture book Keepers Kizzy Ann Stamps is her first middle grade novel Jeri Watts lives in Virginia, where she is a professor at Lynchburg College.

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  • That book was downright painful Who WOULD I recommend it to Maybe a 10 year old girl with a long attention span who absolutely must read a historical fiction book about early 1960s integration in the South for her common core assignment That s about it.Would a girl Kizzy Ann s age write letters that include entire paragraphs of dialogue No The format was unrealistic at best.Much as I LOVE Border Collies, that element didn t make this book interesting for me It was long and largely uneventful the [...]


  • Kizzy Ann Stamps tells the story of a young girl who lives in Lynchburg, VA at the time of integration The story is told through a series of letters and journal entries to her new teacher at the white school The story is great for upper elementary students because it showcases the varying responses of both whites and blacks to integration as well as some of the obstacles that arose A lot of kids do not have a real grasp on what occurred during that time this story gives some real, tangible examp [...]


  • This is a great read Told through journal entries to her new teacher, Kizzy Ann describes her feelings attending an integrated school and talks excitedly about her border collie Shag The author gives a very real voice to Kizzy Ann I found myself celebrating her highs and wallowing in her lows throughout the book The other characters did a great job of adding an extra element of authenticity to this great story Highly recommend this one


  • Amazingly strong main character She is honest, curious, sensitive, strong willed yet eager to find her place in the world without causing harm to others Well written and I loved the format of letter journal entries to her teacher A classic


  • It is 1963 and integration has at last come to rural Virginia For 12 year old Kizzy Ann Stamps, that means a new school Her teacher, Mrs Warren, has given up her job teaching at the one room school for black students so that her kids can go to the larger, better equipped, formally all white school It will be, Mrs Warren tells them, a real opportunity.As summer vacation begins, Kizzy takes Mrs Warren s advice and writes to her new teacher, Miss Anderson And to her surprise, Miss Anderson responds [...]


  • Kizzy Ann is both a typical middle school student and one that stands out It s 1963 and Kizzy Ann will be attending an integrated school in Virginia for the first time in her life when she begins school in the fall She s 12 and her best friend is a stray border collie named Shag Her story is told through a series of letters and journal entries over the course of that school year.Kizzy Ann Stamps is a character that one feels drawn to immediately somehow, no matter that her story takes place duri [...]


  • Kizzy Ann Stamps is an epistolary novel set in the south in 1963 The story follows Kizzy Ann as she first writes letters and then in her journal throughout the school year She is among a group of black students that are the first at a formerly all white school Kizzy Ann is a strong character and was a real joy to share in life s trials and adventures with This book covers subjects such as discrimination, segregation, the assassination of President Kennedy, farm life, and the magnificent breed of [...]


  • Letters and journal entries from a young black girl to her first white teacher mark significant events and attitudes in the 1963 64 school year Kizzy Ann s rapport with her remarkable dog Shag helps her withstand both physical and emotional injuries ranging from a harvest accident that leaves her with a large facial scar to hurtful words, to hurtful words, to exclusion from events because of her race Shag keeps Kizzy from becoming bitter, but there is no devoted dog to help her older brother ove [...]


  • I absolutely loved Kizzy Ann Stamps It was an amazing book I really liked the way it was told in letters and you could feel Kizzy s trust and or dislike of some of the characters she writes about Also the last letter from her teacher was a really good way to wrap up Kizzy s story It was cool to see that not only did the letters Kizzy got back help her, but the letters she sent meant something to her teacher I liked that she has a few people she feels are strong willed and you can not say no to, [...]


  • This was a featured book at the Book Fair and of course, the border collie on the cover drew me in although Shag is described as classic black and white fur, not brown and white as in the photo This is a great MG novel detailing the struggles with school integration for one African American girl s family in the 1960s All Kizzy Ann s experiences and feelings ring true, as well as the sometimes chatty tone of her letters journal entries I was about to abandon it near the beginning as I felt Kizzy [...]


  • Kizzy Ann Stamps is a book about a black girl and her dog Shag, who live in Lynchburg,Virginia during integration She is starting a new school and doesn t know if she ll fit in, especially since she has a scar running from her right eye to her lip She is also training for a herding competition, but doesn t know if they will let her in, since she is black This book touched my heart and reminded me that equality is a big part of our lives I recommend this book to people who like a different type o [...]


  • I think Kizzy Ann Stamps was a great book because the book tells you how life was being black and her life as a child Kizzy Stamps is moving schools and she is going to a white school She has a moon like scar on her cheek form an farming incendent There is this boy who is following her around and he thinks that they are friends but she is annoyed by him She has a dog and named Shag she goes where she goes not all the time and she cares for her Shag is a border collie and she got bit by a snake i [...]


  • Kizzy Ann s story is told interestingly in journal format she faces racism, school, growing up and friendship, all accompanied by her beloved collie, Shag As she learns and about human nature and the world around her, she teaches other people a lot as well through her honest letters about growing up as a black child in a mostly white school during the early Sixties Kizzy Ann Stamps isn t just a story with a powerful message about prejudice, it s also a nostalgic coming of age story Kizzy Ann s [...]


  • This book was full of racism and hard work I loved the times when Kizzy was training shag as it was real and made sense However, when Mr.Feagans suddenly just started to accept her after years of treating her badly, it confused me Just a while before, he had someone hit her with a switch It is very unlikely that someone would do that and then try to accept them in the real world So, in my opinion, the author could have explained that better Otherwise, I enjoyed the book.


  • KIzzy Ann Stamps has a good story line, and is written as letters from Kizzy to her new teacher at the white school I thoroughly enjoyed her adventures with her dog and finding new friends However, the voice in this book is all wrong Her letters did not sound like a child, much less a child of that time and setting That made it very difficulty to finish the book, although the ending was satisfying Good intentions, not so good delivery.


  • This was a great book I won t give everything because that s for you to find out Kizzy Ann Stamps a black girl and her dog Shags earn their right to be in a dog competition This is a very short review but I can assure you you ll love it


  • Loved this story and Kizzy Ann s strength and determination I love the way she overcame her difficulties and the way she was able to relate to all kinds of people She is an inspiration.


  • Kizzey Ann Stamps is about a young girl named Kizzey Ann She is a Native American who was unfortunately not treated the way that she should be Because she is black she cant do all of the things that she has always wished to do She has a dog that she really loves and she wants to show him and present him to all of the people In a dog show, and she gets to do until they get mad at Kizzy for entering because she is black and she should not be aloud in to the dog show In the book Kizzy Ann stamps th [...]


  • I don t read many YA novels these days But this one was donated to the school library I work in, and it caught my eye because I lived through the period in which it is set The novel is a first person narrative from the POV of an elementary school age African American girl whose all black school is closed down so the students can be integrated into the local white school in the early 1960s I must say I am highly suspicious of black characters written by white authors, especially in the first pers [...]


  • Kizzy Ann Franks was a novel about a girl who was worried about being accepted Kizzy had a scar on her face that white people would always make fun of Kizzy despised that and had to make a tough choice on what she wanted to do with her scar There was a lot going on in Kizzy s life but the reason I gave it a 3 star is because there was nothing interesting happening There was nothing creative or amusing to this story It was just about equality, a dog, and wanting to fit in There are already so man [...]


  • I read this book with my fourth graders as a lit circle It is not a plot driven book, and would not be considered a page turner full of excitement However, I thought it was a great literature discussion book Kizzy Ann is a black girl growing up in the 1960s, and is one of the first kids to head to an integrated elementary school This book is mostly about race, integration, and being true to yourself despite differences I found it to be an extremely powerful teaching tool when talking about the c [...]


  • Since the story tackles difficult subjects such as segregation, racism, and civil rights, it can be tough to read sometimes Still, I highly recommend this story for a few reasons 1 The story gives a peek into how racism affects children and how children handled life in the Civil Rights Era 2 The story is inspiring as we watch Kizzy hold strong to who she is despite the negativity and racism she faces 3 We see how important it is to create a safe space for children through the support Kizzy s whi [...]


  • I learned a lot about school integration from this book, but I wasn t that interested in the dog part of the story since I m not really a pet person I really liked understanding the differences between Kizzy s old black school and the new integrated school, but I felt like the problems between her and her classmates were fixed a little too easily I also thought the end of the book seemed like it was trying too hard to teach too many lessons I like when books have inspiring themes, but I don t l [...]


  • Loved this bookd not just because of the dog Kizzy is going to a new schoola white school the schools are now integrated As she writes letters to her new teacher, she discusses some of the difficulties that she and her family face.


  • I read this book in about fourth grade and again in sixth This incredible true story is about a girl, and her incredible love for her dog



  • I liked this book a lot I was never bored reading it and I never wanted to put it down It you want a fast easy book to read, I would suggest this book.



  • Ok, first This was a really sweet story I totally rooted for Kizzy throughout, and got really happy when things actually went her way they often did not I also totally loved her wonderful, wonderful dog Shag And I was interested to read about some details of life in the barely, uneasily integrated American South that I hadn t come across before like the fact that dog shows did not permit African Americans to show dogs In the author s note at the end, I learned that one of the characters, an Afri [...]


  • Historical Fiction emphasizes hope I never thought I d write to the teacher at the white school I don t know as I ve ever thought about the white school, really, before all this integration business got started But here I am, fixing to go there come September Chapter 1 This historical fiction novel tells the story of integration in a small town and how a young girl sees things Kizzy Ann Stamps is a young girl of color who doesn t really want to go to the white school The book is set up as letter [...]


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