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  • Title: Susan Marcus Bends the Rules
  • Author: Jane Cutler
  • ISBN: 9780823430475
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When ten year old Susan Marcus discovers a world of prejudice right in her own back yard she makes a small but courageous stand in this irresistibly appealing historical novel set in 1943.You wouldn t even know there was a war on, thinks Susan Marcus as she surveys her new neighborhood in Clayton, Missouri There are no air raid wardens, no blackout curtains It s so diffeWhen ten year old Susan Marcus discovers a world of prejudice right in her own back yard she makes a small but courageous stand in this irresistibly appealing historical novel set in 1943.You wouldn t even know there was a war on, thinks Susan Marcus as she surveys her new neighborhood in Clayton, Missouri There are no air raid wardens, no blackout curtains It s so different from her old home in New York City no tall apartment buildings, no bustling city streets Susan can barely understand people, their accents are so thick, and of course eveyone in Clayton is a St Louis Cardinals fan and sworn enemy of Susan s beloved New York Yankees Worst of all, for the first time in her life, ten year old Susan encounters prejudice against New Yorkers, Jews, blacks, and the Japanese She must be circumspect about her friendship with Loretta the daughter of the black janitor , for Jim Crow laws still exist in 1943 Missouri Outraged, Susan decides to strike a blow against them She s not going to break the rules exactly she s just going to bend them.
    Susan Marcus Bends the Rules When ten year old Susan Marcus discovers a world of prejudice right in her own back yard she makes a small but courageous stand in this irresistibly appealing historical novel set in You wouldn t

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    1. Susan and her family move from New York City to Missouri when the company he works for goes out of business in 1943 A small town in the South is a big change, and when Susan realizes that she won t be allowed to be friends with Loretta just because Lorretta is black, she is angry Her friends Liz and Marlene think that this is fairly normal, just like the fact that black people can t go to the pool, movies or live in the same buildings as white people do When Susan investigates, she finds out tha [...]

    2. This was a descriptive and thoughtful story of segregation Susan lives in NYC in 1943, but her father lost his job The family moves to Missouri where they encounter prejudices against Japanese, Jews, and blacks They also experience segregation and Jim Crow laws that they had little exposure to in New York Susan doesn t really understand why there is this segregation and plots to shake up the town by bending the Jim Crow laws What I enjoyed most about the story is the time spent describing life d [...]

    3. It all happened because of the war If it hadn t been for the war, Susan Marcus s dad wouldn t have lost his job when his boss s son was killed in action And Susan wouldn t have had to move to St Louis, Missouri because of her dad s new job, leaving behind her best friend Marv and his sister Rose in the Bronx, probably never to see them again And when they got to St Louis, it didn t seem like their were any kids on her new block until one day there was knock on the door, a girl her age bearing a [...]

    4. When Susan Marcus and her family move from New York City to Clayton, Missouri in 1943, she befriends an African American girl named Loretta Disgusted by segregation laws that keep her and her new friend from enjoying movies and swimming at the pool together, Susan decides that she, Loretta, and another friend, Marlene, will challenge the rules just a little bit in order to show their disapproval of the Jim Crow laws.Author Jane Cutler s writing style is lyrical and descriptive, and it is easy to [...]

    5. Susan Marcus is leaving New York and heading to St Louis, Missouri It is 1943 and the family is moving so her dad can start a new job Living in St Louis is much different than New York Susan has a hard time accepting the Jim Crow laws of Missouri She doesn t like the fact that her new friend Loretta can t go to the movies, the swimming pool or to restaurants just because she is black Susan, Loretta and Marlene concoct a plan to fight Jim Crow when they realize that public transportation is not s [...]

    6. When the war WWII causes ten year old Susan Marcus and her family to relocate from New York City to Clayton, Missouri, Susan hates leaving everything and everyone familiar behind her Things are different in her new home, and it s almost as though no one remembers that the war is being fought The town is hot, and her neighbors seem to dislike New Yorkers When Susan becomes friends with Loretta, an African American girl who lives secretly in the same building, she faces prejudice toward the girl a [...]

    7. It s 1943 and ten year old Susan Marcus and her family have moved from New York City to small town Missouri Lots of things are different here Susan needs to make new friends and try to fit in She tries to tame her New York accent, but her New York upbringing balks at the Jim Crow laws in effect in her new town, and the prejudice she sees against people of different ethnicities Her own Jewish family comes in for a little of it as well She makes friends with a Negro girl Yes, that is the word used [...]

    8. In addition to a new school and new friends when her family moves to Missouri during WWII, Susan must also learn dialect and segregation laws She embraces the dialect, but not the segregation and finds a way to bend the rules just a bit making this a great read aloud for fourth graders We are never told her family is Jewish until the grandmothers make a statement There are few hints beforehand, the first being that she had never had a friend who had worn a cross which makes us ponder that she ha [...]

    9. I would love to do something against old Jim Crow, but I don t know what It s 1943 and Susan s dad has lost his job So, the family is forced to move from New York to Missouri It s hard leaving her friends behind Even difficult, Susan is a huge Yankees fan and she s moving to Cardinal territory It s better to just not talk about baseball The people in Missouri sound much different than New Yorkers, too Susan is determined to sound like them before school starts But most difficult of all, Missour [...]

    10. This book provides an interesting view into the lives of Americans in the Central U S during World War II Susan s family is forced to leave New York City and move to St Louis when her father loses his job She must cope with not only the typical changes that come along with living in a different part of the country, but she faces a type of prejudice that she has never seen Along with a couple of friends, she sets out to take a stand for equal rights.I enjoyed the historical nature of the story Li [...]

    11. During World War II Susan Marcus father loses his job in NYC The family moves to St Louis, Missouri where a job is waiting for him The suburb of their new home seems friendly at first, but soon words of prejudice are whispered around town about blacks most of the town is still segregated , Jews, and Japanese Susan is a 10 year old city girl who has never been exposed to these injustices before She befriends bubbly blond Marlene, and Loretta an African American who is direct and aware beyond her [...]

    12. In 1943, 10 year old Jewish girl Susan Marcus has to move with her family from NYC to Missouri when her father changes jobs Things are pretty different in the south, with the Jim Crow laws in action, and they make no sense to Susan When she befriends an African American girl, Loretta, Susan and her other new friend Marlene determine to bend the Jim Crow laws as far as they can.Blah This was a bland book with little action, and is too young for middle school Other books have done this so much bet [...]

    13. Susan Marcus Bends the Rules C Jane Cutler2014During World War Two Susan Marcus moves from New York to St Louis Missouri, where she learns that segregation is the law in that state White s and Coloreds can t live together in the same building Susan Marcus and her friends decide that it is time to Integrate St Louis, starting with a Chinese Restaurant, so they bring there Colored Friend Loretta over for a lunch It s a small step but something that they feel needs to be done.This is a great book f [...]

    14. What I liked best about this book is that author Jane Cutler is able to deliver a message about segregation and integration without sounding preachy New Yorker Susan s family has just moved to the south for employment for her father At it s simplest, this is the story of 3 girls Susan, Marlene, and Loretta who become friends during the summer of 1943 in a suburb of St Louis Dig deeper, this book is much as Susan learns that times are tough for many and not only her own family This will probably [...]

    15. When Susan Marcus moves from New York City to St Louis, Missouri in 1943, she finds much to be concerned about than that the Cardinals beat the Yankees in the last World Series As she begins to make friends the summer before 5th grade, she encounters both casual prejudice as well as the institutionalized prejudice in the form of the Jim Crow laws Knowing in her heart that these are wrong, Susan sets out to bend the laws, if not outright breaking them Recommended for grades 4 6.

    16. Short easy read about prejudice during WWII in Missouri Characters find prejudice of blacks, Jews, New Yorkers, and Japanese Americans Shows the courage of a young girl and her friends who take a stand against the Jim Crow laws Great for discussion of how each person can change society for the better.

    17. I really liked this book The setting, in terms of time and location, seemed totally believable and the flow was just so natural I loved that it was about dealing with prejudice but not in a heavy handed, overly dramatic way Really a lovely book

    18. Nice historical fiction I liked the internal voice of Susan as she observed her new surroundings The portrayal of prejudice was clear without overwhelming the story.

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