- By L. King Pérez

Remember As You Pass Me By

  • Title: Remember As You Pass Me By
  • Author: L. King Pérez
  • ISBN: 9781571316776
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Remember As You Pass Me By Silvy s twelfth birthday is coming up and she wants to invite Mabelee who s African American to the party However Silvy s mother and grandmother object Mabelee has her own friends they tell her a

    Silvy s twelfth birthday is coming up and she wants to invite Mabelee, who s African American, to the party However, Silvy s mother and grandmother object Mabelee has her own friends, they tell her, and even though Silvy and Mabelee were best friends when they were little, that time has passed Mabelee has new friends and no time for Silvy They re busy painting the olSilvy s twelfth birthday is coming up and she wants to invite Mabelee, who s African American, to the party However, Silvy s mother and grandmother object Mabelee has her own friends, they tell her, and even though Silvy and Mabelee were best friends when they were little, that time has passed Mabelee has new friends and no time for Silvy They re busy painting the old school and raising money for schoolbooks, and Mabelee has started calling her Miss Silvy whenever they meet Silvy s not alone for long, though Glamorous Allie Rae moves to town with her mother, and she and Silvy like all the same things dying stories, riding trees, and talking dirty in disguise Silvy thinks she s found a friend her mother and grandmother will like, but even Allie Rae has some tacky things to say about Mabelee and her friends, and Silvy s not sure who to side with Things come to a head when the Supreme Court desegregates the schools, and Silvy s small Texas town is in an uproar Where will Silvy stand

    1 thought on “Remember As You Pass Me By

    1. Gr 5–8—In this story narrated in the protagonist's Texas drawl, readers will see the effects of a trying time in history through the eyes of a sympathetic white girl. When Silvy Lane, 12, goes to the post office, her friend Mabelee, who is black, waits outside. Silvy begins to question such practices when she is not allowed to invite her friend to her birthday party. At the same time, the girls' community goes through difficult changes leading up to and immediately following the Brown vs. Bo [...]

    2. This is a heartfelt book about a girl named Silvy. Her Birthday is coming up and she wants two things: her best friend Mablee to come to her birthday party and a goat. Silvy wants a goat that can do tricks and be her best friend, because Mablee can't always be there. This is because Mablee and Silvy's worlds are split due to their race. Mablee is African American and Silvy is white. Mablee can't come because it would be improper of a "colored" attending a "white" party. Because of segregation, w [...]

    3. I loved this book. From the three chapters I read, this is definitely one I will want to read in it's entirety and recommend it to intermediate and upper level readers. The plot focuses on a young black girl and young white girl that are friends, but face the struggles of racism in South. The beginning starts with the white girl wanting to invite her black friend to her birthday party and the pain she feels when she can't and receives a beautiful birthday present from her. As time progresses, ma [...]

    4. I enjoyed the main two characters of this book. Especially Silvy. It is her perspective from which the story is told. She is a strong and fair-minded young girl, particularly for being set in the 50's south. And it is told with a lot of humor. Some of the reading was diffcult for me because it reminded me of some of my older southern relitives and their outspoken (and in my opinion, prejudiced) views of different races. But I appreicated that the main character didn't approve of the injustice sh [...]

    5. Chap Sacrilege - Mama seems as interested in my answer as Bubba. "Sometimes," I mumble. "But she just watches. Mostly." It's an uncomfortable feeling when one of you is lying, and all of you know it.Chap The Lost South - You could hear a boll weevil yawn in this classroom. Mr. Bollman finally pulls himself together and begins. "I know y'all make fun of me and this lesson. I know that, but" He wheezes like a dying man.

    6. 1953 is a hard time in Texas for Silvy to be friends with Maybalee. Their skin's not the same color and Silvy doesn't realize just how different things are for her and Maybalee. As she struggles with the ideas of the time and what's taught to her in Sunday school, Silvy learns just what it is to be a friend, even in the hardest of times.

    7. So far so good I think this book is good It's teaching me something I knew not about that time period. How hard it is on Silvy and Mabelee. Jeez poor girls

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