Yankee Girl

Rodman, Mary Ann

Valerie’s voice is as sweet as honey. She’s the obvious choice to star in the Nativity. But this is Mississippi, 1964, and Valerie is the first black student to attend her school.

Alice is torn between standing up for Valerie and being popular with the in-crowd. It takes a tragedy for Alice to find the courage to act.

A truly resonant story about racism and doing the right thing, based on the author’s own experiences.