Name: Tessa Counts
: May 18, 2010
Title: The Melting Pot
: Tina Rae Collins
Type of book: Based on true events
Number of pages
: 98

When and where does the story take place?

It took place in the 1950s in Kentucky.

Who are the main characters?

Emily, Laura, Martha, Mary

Write a descriptive paragraph about the most interesting character or subject in the book.

Emily Conn is the main character in this book. She is seven years old, and dreads going to school. Her older sister, Laura, enjoys to study for classes, and wants to get an education. She soon has to face challenges when her family moves from her beloved Mare Creek, and her older twin sisters get married, and move away. Emily struggles on trying to stay out of trouble at her new, larger school. Through this, Emily learns that life can be good even in a changing world.

What is the general theme of the book?

The Melting Pot is a series, about the Conn family of seven, and the challenges families would face at that time.

Evaluation: What were the things you especially liked or disliked about the book?

When I began to read this book, it was hard to put it down.

Would you recommend the book? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book, because it had a very fun story about life in the 1950s.