The Melting Pot
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The Melting Pot,
enjoyable reading for young and old,
paperback, 98 pages, 
sequel to
The Soup Bean War.....$12.95
(Also, get the entire Emily series as a set: More Info )

ISBN: 1-4137-5736-7

- Highlights

All summer long, Emily Conn dreads starting school. Finally, the time comes for her to join her older sister in the little one-room school by the side of the dirt road in front of her home.

Emily decides that she does not like school and is not going to listen or learn. However, when her own life gets caught up in the mystery of a backwoods family, she not only learns reading, writing and arithmetic, she also discovers that another culture exists outside her little world. She experiences her first love and her first heartbreak. Through the efforts of a loving and gifted teacher, Emily comes to realize that school "ain't too awful bad."

This book is the second in a series based on the childhood of Tina Rae Collins in Appalachian Kentucky, continuing the story that The Soup Bean War began.