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The Loud Silence of Francine Green

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Francine Green doesn't speak up much, and who can blame her? Her parents aren't interested in her opinions, the nuns at school punish girls who ask too many questions, and the House Committee on Un-American Activities is blacklisting people who express unpopular ideas. There's safety in silence. Francine would rather lose herself in a book, or in daydreams about her favorite Hollywood stars, than risk attracting attention or getting in trouble.

But when outspoken, passionate Sophie Bowman transfers into Francine's class at All Saints School for Girls, Francine finds herself thinking about things that never concerned her before—free speech, the atom bomb, the existence of God, the way people treat each other. Eventually, Francine discovers that she not only has something to say, she is absolutely determined to say it.

Once again, Karen Cushman follows a young woman's progress toward her true self, this time exploring the nature of friendship and the experience of growing up Catholic in an era that is both fascinating and relevant to today's young people. Author's note.


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Publisher: HMH Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: May 5, 2011

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780547350097
  • Release date: May 5, 2011

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780547350097
  • File size: 669 KB
  • Release date: August 14, 2006

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Kindle Book
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English

Levels

ATOS Level:4.6
Lexile® Measure:750
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:3-4

Francine Green doesn't speak up much, and who can blame her? Her parents aren't interested in her opinions, the nuns at school punish girls who ask too many questions, and the House Committee on Un-American Activities is blacklisting people who express unpopular ideas. There's safety in silence. Francine would rather lose herself in a book, or in daydreams about her favorite Hollywood stars, than risk attracting attention or getting in trouble.

But when outspoken, passionate Sophie Bowman transfers into Francine's class at All Saints School for Girls, Francine finds herself thinking about things that never concerned her before—free speech, the atom bomb, the existence of God, the way people treat each other. Eventually, Francine discovers that she not only has something to say, she is absolutely determined to say it.

Once again, Karen Cushman follows a young woman's progress toward her true self, this time exploring the nature of friendship and the experience of growing up Catholic in an era that is both fascinating and relevant to today's young people. Author's note.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    HMH Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: May 5, 2011

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780547350097
    Release date: May 5, 2011

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780547350097
    File size: 669 KB
    Release date: August 14, 2006

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 4.6
    Lexile® Measure: 750
    Interest Level: 4-8(MG)
    Text Difficulty: 3-4
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