- Paperback: 214 pages
- Publisher: Brown Girls Publishing (May 13, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 162517828X
- ISBN-13: 978-1625178282
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,305,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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New Girl on Salt Flat Road Paperback – May 13, 2015
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About the Author
Marcy Winograd is a former congressional peace candidate and current community organizer, Marcy teaches English to special education students at a public high school in Los Angeles. In Marcy's class, students tell their life stories in poetry and debate animal testing and other charged issues in persuasive essays. Before introducing the writing of Pablo Neruda and Langston Hughes to her students, Marcy broadcast news on both commercial and public radio stations, such as Pacifica's KPFK and an NPR affiliate, where she earned three Golden Mike awards, the broadcast industry's top honors for writing and reporting. Marcy lives with her union-side labor lawyer husband Ira "Buddy" Gottlieb, texts with her stylish daughter Gina, and cuddles with her three rescue cats who compete for attention before bedtime. Sometimes, however, the whiskered ones must wait until morning because Marcy is also an insomniac who likes to write in the middle of the night. "It's quiet then, so my characters and I can think." Jackie Hirtz, M.S.Ed., is a former elementary school teacher, is a writer and writing coach. She discovered the power of the written word when she first began writing poetry at age nine, thanks to her wonderful grandmother Martha, who gave her all the encouragement in the world. Jackie's credits include Disney, The Los Angeles Times, and the Brentwood Media Group. She has also written for companies and non-profit organizations. Together, she and Marcy wrote for children's television, including Nickelodeon's animated series "Doug." Jackie believes that good books help make the world a better place because they open minds and hearts. When she’s not writing, reading or teaching, Jackie is training her puppy to become a registered therapy dog as well as a Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.™)
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11 year-old Lola Zola’s strong sense of self is tested when a new girl named Pauline moves to the small town of Mirage. Pauline, a sophisticated risk-taker (with a talking pet parrot named Ricardo) befriends Lola, squeezing out Lola’s bff Melanie. Feelings get hurt and then, when Pauline leads Lola down the wrong path things get serious — for a awhile anyway. The characters are in sixth grade, but seem a slightly older than in the first book. Tween girls who read Lola Zola and the Lemonade Crush will enjoy this sequel (not that one has to read the first book before reading this one) — it’s a fun read!
who always ends up doing the right thing. Lola is caught up in the
typical adolescent world of peer group pressure filled with deceit
versus integrity. In a whimsical and readable style, this book
reflects the hard choices we all have to make. It describes some of
the struggles of temptation that sixth graders have to overcome. Lola
wants the fancy bathing suit, the lacy lingerie and so on. But she is
not willing to steal for it. She is unfairly apprehended, but will not
betray her new, but very flawed new friend. Her loyalty inspires the
real culprit to confess. She comes to appreciate true friendship.
Wanting to grow up fast or being patient and natural is also a
challenge.Growing up leads to the issue of adolescent sexual
attraction and how confusing it can be. Lola is a kind of hero. She
admits her weaknesses but overcomes them in the end.
Lola, her best friend Melanie, and Lola's not-so-secret crush Buck were a blast in the first novel, but now with the new girl Pauline in the mix, life in Mirage (land of tumbleweeds and cactus) is a roller coaster of intrigue, jealousy, and pinky-linking friendship. Read this. You'll love the make-up party, the mall chase, and Lola's cat who returns for an encore to wish for ... You've got to read the book to find out.