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  • Here Lies Linc

    Delia Ray

    Hardcover (Knopf Books for Young Readers, Aug. 23, 2011)
    When 12-year-old Linc Crenshaw decides he wants to go to public school, his professor mom isn't so happy with the idea. He's convinced it will be the ticket to a new social life. Instead, it's a disaster when his mom shows up at their field trip to the local cemetery to lecture them on gravestones, and Linc sees her through his fellow-students' eyes. He's convinced his chances at a social life are over until a cemetery-related project makes him sought-after by fellow students he's not so sure he wants as friends, helps him make a new, genuine friend, and brings to light some information about his family that upends his world.Delia Ray has written a funny, heartfelt story about a lonely kid and his mother as they ultimately cope with the grief left behind from his dad's death, and along the journey find new ways to connect with each other, and their community.
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  • A Nation Torn : The Story of How the Civil War Began

    Delia Ray

    Library Binding (Lodestar Books, May 24, 1990)
    Recounts the events leading up to the war--North-South rivalry, slavery, John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry, and more
  • Behind the Blue and Gray: The Soldier's Life in the Civil War

    Delia Ray

    Paperback (Puffin Books, Aug. 16, 1731)
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  • Singing Hands

    Delia Ray

    Hardcover (Clarion Books, May 15, 2006)
    As one of three hearing daughters of deaf parents, 12-year-old Gussie Davis is expected to be a proper representative of Saint Jude’s Church for the Deaf in Birmingham, Alabama, which is run by her father. So when Gussie starts to hum through signed services in the summer of 1948, Reverend Davis assumes she merely wants to sing out loud and sends her to a regular church downtown. But Gussie’s behavior worsens, and she is not allowed to go on a much-anticipated trip; instead, she must help her father at the Alabama School for the Deaf.Rebelling against the strict rules of the school, Gussie finally confronts the difficulties and prejudices encountered by the deaf community, all while still trying to find her own identity in the worlds of both the hearing and the deaf.Drawing on firsthand accounts of her mother’s own childhood with deaf parents, Delia Ray provides an inside look at the South in the 1940s. Lively humor, unforgettable characters, and meticulous research combine to make this a standout novel that offers keen insight into what it means to be hearing in a deaf world. Author’s note.
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  • Ghost Girl: A Blue Ridge Mountain Story

    Delia Ray

    Hardcover (Thorndike Pr, Aug. 23, 2006)
    Eleven-year-old April is delighted when President and Mrs. Hoover build a school near her Madison County, Virginia, home but her family's poverty, grief over the accidental death of her brother, and other problems may mean that April can never learn to read from the wonderful teacher, Miss Vest.
  • Behind the blue and gray: The soldier's life in the Civil War

    Delia Ray

    Paperback (Scholastic, Aug. 16, 1994)
    Black-and-white photos.
  • Ghost Girl: A Blue Ridge Mountain Story

    Delia Ray

    Hardcover (Clarion Books, Sept. 22, 2003)
    Eleven-year-old April Sloane has never set foot in a school before, and now that President Hoover and his wife are building a one-room schoolhouse in the hollow of the Blue Ridge Mountains where April lives, she is eager to attend it. But these are the Depression years, and Mama, who has been grieving ever since the accidental death of her seven-year-old son, wants April to stay home and do the chores around their dilapidated farm. With her grandmother's intercession, April is grudgingly allowed to go. The kind teacher encourages her apt pupil, who finds a new world opening up to her. But at home, April cannot repair the relationship with her mother, and worse, her mother overhears the dark secret April confesses to her teacher regarding the true cause of her brother's death, for which April feels responsible. The author has used her own experience growing up in a rural area of northern Virginia to create the vivid characters and authentic dialogue and background detail that characterize this finely honed debut novel. She has based the one-room schoolhouse on papers in the Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa, which include letters between the White House and the young teacher who taught at the school.
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  • Nation Torn: The Story of How the Civil War Began

    Delia Ray

    School & Library Binding (Topeka Bindery, Aug. 16, 1996)
    Recounts the events leading up to the war--North-South rivalry, slavery, John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry, and more
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  • Here Lies Linc

    Delia Ray

    Library Binding (Knopf Books for Young Readers, Aug. 23, 2011)
    When 12-year-old Linc Crenshaw decides he wants to go to public school, his professor mom isn't so happy with the idea. He's convinced it will be the ticket to a new social life. Instead, it's a disaster when his mom shows up at their field trip to the local cemetery to lecture them on gravestones, and Linc sees her through his fellow-students' eyes. He's convinced his chances at a social life are over until a cemetery-related project makes him sought-after by fellow students he's not so sure he wants as friends, helps him make a new, genuine friend, and brings to light some information about his family that upends his world.Delia Ray has written a funny, heartfelt story about a lonely kid and his mother as they ultimately cope with the grief left behind from his dad's death, and along the journey find new ways to connect with each other, and their community.From the Hardcover edition.
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  • A Nation Torn: The Story of How the Civil War Began

    Delia Ray

    Library Binding (Demco Media, Aug. 1, 1996)
    Recounts the events leading up to the war--North-South rivalry, slavery, John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry, and more
  • Here Lies Linc

    Delia Ray, Zach Roe

    MP3 CD (Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio, June 28, 2016)
    When 12-year-old Linc Crenshaw decides he wants to go to public school, his professor mom isn't so happy with the idea. He's convinced it will be the ticket to a new social life. Instead, it's a disaster when his mom shows up at their field trip to the local cemetery to lecture them on gravestones, and Linc sees her through his fellow-students' eyes. He's convinced his chances at a social life are over until a cemetery-related project makes him sought-after by fellow students he's not so sure he wants as friends, helps him make a new, genuine friend, and brings to light some information about his family that upends his world. Delia Ray has written a funny, heartfelt story about a lonely kid and his mother as they ultimately cope with the grief left behind from his dad's death, and along the journey find new ways to connect with each other, and their community.
  • Here Lies Linc

    Delia Ray

    Library Binding (Perfection Learning, Aug. 28, 2012)
    When 12-year-old Linc Crenshaw decides he wants to go to public school, his professor mom isn't so happy with the idea. He's convinced it will be the ticket to a new social life. Instead, it's a disaster when his mom shows up at their field trip to the local cemetery to lecture them on gravestones, and Linc sees her through his fellow-students' eyes. He's convinced his chances at a social life are over until a cemetery-related project makes him sought-after by fellow students he's not so sure he wants as friends, helps him make a new, genuine friend, and brings to light some information about his family that upends his world. Delia Ray has written a funny, heartfelt story about a lonely kid and his mother as they ultimately cope with the grief left behind from his dad's death, and along the journey find new ways to connect with each other, and their community. "From the Hardcover edition."
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