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Cookie & Me
Title : Cookie & Me
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ISBN : 9780981949567
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 328

With an ear for regional voices as pitch perfect as a tuning fork, Mary Jane Ryals brings to life her beloved South during the tumultuous days of the early civil rights movement. Set in Tallahassee, Florida, Cookie & Me tells the story of Rayann, who is white and somewhat privileged, and Cookie, who is black and living a marginalized life that Rayann never realized exiWith an ear for regional voices as pitch perfect as a tuning fork, Mary Jane Ryals brings to life her beloved South during the tumultuous days of the early civil rights movement. Set in Tallahassee, Florida, Cookie & Me tells the story of Rayann, who is white and somewhat privileged, and Cookie, who is black and living a marginalized life that Rayann never realized existed until one life-changing summer. Cookie and Me is fresh and poignant, a beautifully-written story about two young girls, one black, one white, and how they get caught up in an explosive real-life episode during the Civil Rights Movement. Mary Jan


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Cookie & Me Reviews

  • Holly (Hyung Hee) Chun

    I picked up this book mainly as a book assignment, but I fell in love with Mary Jane Ryals' writing - it is easy to read and comprehend while at the same time enticing and mind grabbing. She is able to convey the hopelessness that is amongst the African American community as they are harshly punished without committing crimes or disturbing peace. She makes it so segregation is not a foreign word to readers and even though they have never physically lived through it, they gain an understanding of [...]

  • Kris Odahowski

    Ryals brings the reader back to a the mid-sixties Tallahassee where you could have a rural upbringing but be close enough to walk to the downtown Capital City. Teen featured in this book comes from a dysfunctional family, finding solace in the woods and unlikely friend the story is about coming of age. With the backdrop of the American Civil Rights movement the story is moved along by a self destructing family life and a teen girls burgeoning young adulthood. Title from the Just Read Florida Sum [...]

  • retronerdSteinkuehler

    This is NOT To Kill a Mockingbird quality. Good writing but story and characters did not grab me in the least. A major disappointment.

  • FSU Alumni

    Mary Jane Ryals (B.A. '80, M.A. '89, Ph.D. '94)

  • Kate Denea

    The fact that it's written from a lady in my home town makes it great. Honestly, though, it's a beautiful story about finding friendship even when people around you are against it. I greatly enjoyed it and I think it sends a good message about pushing past the negative people and trusting who you care about.