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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Ouida Sebestyen
  • ISBN:
    0316779318
  • ISBN13:
    978-0316779319
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  • Publisher:
    Little Brown & Co; 1st edition (June 1, 1979)
  • Pages:
    162 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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    4.7
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Independent Reading A Guide to Words by Heart Ouida Sebestyen I. .

Independent Reading A Guide to Words by Heart Ouida Sebestyen I want something for you, Lena. And I hope I’m not wrong, because it’s going to cost you pain, but I want it for you just the same. I want you not to know your place. The Novel at a Glance Words by Heart is a coming-of-age historical novel addressing the issue of racial injustice. Setting: 1910, the rural West (probably Texas). Protagonist: Lena Sills, a bright twelve-year-old African American girl, the oldest child of the only black family in Bethel Springs. Lena slips a book into her satchel and later implies to her father that Mrs. Chism lent it to her. Chapter Five.

Lena can recite the Scriptures by heart  . Take for example Lena’s discovery of ragtime music: Her body surged to its glad beat. It had so many things in it. it strutted and tinkled like someone in fancy clothes, too proud to admit to loneliness. Hoping to make her adored Papa proud of her and to make her white classmates notice her Magic Mind, not her black skin

Lena can recite the Scriptures by heart. A Black girl struggles to fulfill her father's dreams and to help make a place for her family in a white town in the Southwest at the turn of the century. Hoping to make her adored Papa proud of her and to make her white classmates notice her "Magic Mind, " not her black skin, Lena vows to win the Bible-quoting contest

Lena can recite the Scriptures by heart. Hoping to make her adored Papa proud of her and to make her white classmates notice her "Magic Mind, " not her black skin, Lena vows to win the Bible-quoting contest. But winning does not bring Lena what she expected. Instead of honor, violence and death erupt and strike the one she loves most dearly. Lena, who has believed in vengeance, must now learn how to forgive.

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Best Answer: Words by Heart is set in a northern farming town in 1910. The town's only black family, recently arrived from the south, is treated with barely concealed contempt by the white farmers-and with outright hostility when the family's daughter wins a Bible-verse contest. The only white resident to buck the prejudice is a feisty, self-made wealthy woman who hires the little girl and her father to work on her farm. The old lady's disgruntled white ex-handyman decides to organize his fellow bigots into an all-out assault on the African-American "outsiders.

The award recognizes one book written by a US citizen and published in the US from December 1 to.Ouida Sebestyen, Words by Heart.

The award recognizes one book written by a US citizen and published in the US from December 1 to November 30. The National Book Foundation accepts nominations from publishers until June 15, requires mailing nominated books to the panelists by August 1, and announces five finalists in October. The winner is announced on the day of the final ceremony in November. Books for "children" were first recognized by the National Book Awards in 1969 (publication year 1968)  .

Written by Ouida Sebestyen. Lena can recite the Scriptures by heart. Hoping to make her adored Papa proud of her and to make her white classmates notice her Magic Mind," not her black skin, Lena vows to win the Bible-quoting contest

Written by Ouida Sebestyen. Hoping to make her adored Papa proud of her and to make her white classmates notice her Magic Mind," not her black skin, Lena vows to win the Bible-quoting contest.

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Words by Heart - Ouida Sebestyen. The North Runner - R. D. Lawrence. Intruder - Louis Charbonneau. Indian Summer of the Heart - Daisy Newman. Touch the Devil - Jack Higgins. The Winter of the White Seal - Marie Herbert. Volume 146 - Pacific Interlude - Sloan Wilson. Volume 126 - Hungry as the Sea - Wilbur Smith. The Tightrope Walker - Dorothy Gilman. The Passing Bells - Phillip Rock. The Whip - Catherine Cookson. Open Heart - Mary Bringle. Banker - Dick Francis.

A Black girl struggles to fulfill her father's dreams and to help make a place for her family in a white town in the Southwest at the turn of the century

FreandlyMan
A great and easy read for teens and a valuable lesson too!
Vathennece
Excellent book. Fast shipping- just as described.
Virn
My daughter loves the book and so do I. Prompt, reliable service as well. Thank you!
Niwield
My daughter enjoyed reading this book along with me. Good fiction related to black history and christianity.
GODMAX
Words by Heart turned out to be a wise, sad, wonderfully written YA novel by a writer I had not heard of but was glad to discover. Written about Lena and her blended black family, living in Texas in the early years of the 20th century, it captures an historic moment after the exodusters of the century before but before the great migration that led thousands of African-Americans north in search of a better life. The novel puts mention of President Roosevelt next to discussion of the White Man’s burden, and sees the world through the eyes of Lena, the smart protagonist-victim- searcher who has a deep love for her father and a desire to make something of herself. A theme of the novel is suffering and promise, as shown in the repeated words: “Something always comes to fill the empty spaces”.

Ouida Sebestyen, whose brief biography shows her to have been a frustrated author who found success when she turned her pen to youth and from the “wrong-sized” people, sure can write. Take for example Lena’s discovery of ragtime music:

Her body surged to its glad beat. It had so many things in it.
it strutted and tinkled like someone in fancy clothes, to proud
to admit to loneliness. Somewhere behind its throbbing strength,
a sadness hid: cities gray with cold, and people on trains, remembering home.
Then up it surged again: ain’t nobody going to put me down. Listen, this is my life beating,
you hear it? This is me, saying things you never heard before. Move those feet. Accept it all.
This is what happy is. (p. 67, June, 1996 paperback edition).

Prevalent is the ongoing, and deepening, tragedy of racism and its consequences. It paints it crushing, but not destroying, the African-American family, while juxtaposing their character, both deeper and better, against the limited, vain, short-sided white characters that impact them. The novel does this convincingly and makes its point by crafting a well-written gospel-influenced story that is neither contrived nor spoon-fed to the reader.

At the end, Lena and her white school friend Winslow see beyond the cultural limitations imposed on them by society, and one is grateful for this nugget of understanding, these points of light, that find a place in the ongoing blight of racism that has, and continues to impact, Texas and the other 49 states.
Ces
Lena is a black girl living in an all-white town shortly after slavery is abolished. Her father and stepmother and younger siblings used to live in a segregated black town, but her father wanted more opportunities for his children. Here in this new town, Lena's life isn't easy. She goes to school with other kids who largely ignore her despite her intelligence.

When a contest is announced to see which student in town is able to quote the most Bible verses from memory, Lena thinks this is her chance to prove herself and gain acceptance from her classmates and to make her father proud. It is a tough competition; it seems for awhile to Lena that Winslow Starnes, the clear favorite of the town, will beat her. But Lena manages to keep her mind clear and pull up enough verses to beat him.

Far from gaining her acceptance in town, this win may actually make Lena more of an outcast. Her dog is murdered and her home threatened. Her father keeps her out of school until things cool down and sends her to work for a grumpy old lady who has wonderful books she won't let Lena borrow. Everything seems to be going wrong. Is her father's patience despite the situation really the way to act? Is it wrong for Lena to get angry about the way she is treated?

This book was a good historical view of a certain time in history through the eyes of a character who is struggling to be herself in a place where she is disliked. I liked the optimism of Lena's father, despite everything that happened to him. However, I thought at times that Lena's father should have done something more to make sure his family was safe.
Whitemaster
I don't know who did those reviews, but they all seem to originate from the SAME person. I find it quite bizarre that so many kids would rate this book one star and have such similar views about the book. I really hope AMAZON will take notice and remove them. It really hurts the author's chance of selling a book that others think is a good book. I will update my post with an actual review of the book once I have completed reading it. Stay tuned....
I did not like the book at all! I thought it was very boring and I couldn't even really read it without yawing. There is no action or excitment in it what so ever. I don't like how they have a racism in the book. I don't like to read about books that have something to do with racism. The book "Words By Heart," starts out very boring. A girl named Lena is at a spelling Bee and it goes on about that and it becomes even more boring then befor. If this book was to have some action in it then it would be a lot better and maybe more people would like it then what they do now. I would recommand that someone who likes boring books or books that have to do with racism and a little girl growing up and wanting to be noticed then you should read this book. IF not then this is not a book that you would injoy at all.