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... read more
1. Books and Beanies and Montgomery Clift
2. Sophie and the Trash Can
3. Flowered Skirts and Paper-Doll Saints
4. Lamb Chops a la Shoe Leather and Dinner at the Greens'
5. The Post Office, the Piggle Wiggle, and the Bomb
6. Discovering Irony
7. Fifteen Flavors of Butterfat
8. Searching for a New, Popular Francine
9. Sophie's Speech and Francine's Unplumbed Depths
10. Montgomery Clift!
11. Pink Underwear
13. Meeting Jacob Mandelbaum
14. Hammering the Nail Back into place
15. Miss Velma Says I Could
16. Mr. Bowman Knows Irony
17. Francine and Sophie Talk About Life
18. Mr. Roberts
19. Oklahoma! and Lepers and Mary's Maidens
20. Joan of Arc
21. Hooray for Hollywood!
22. The Bum Shelter
23. The End of the Bum Shelter
24. An Imaginary Dinner at the Greens'
25. Class-Visit Day at the Sinless Academy for the Maidenly
This book deals with a lot about making up your own mind, which isn't a bad thing, but some parents might not want their kids to get the wrong idea (kids could misinterpret the books meaning to mean they should argue about everything).
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