Winning the spelling bee, and then going on to win the state spelling bee would mean attaining her lifelong dreams-"a couple of days of fame and glory," "showing folks her true self that they've been missing all these years," and taking a trip to Disney World. A turning point occurs at the tattoo parlor when Bird musters the courage to ask Harlem to be her spelling partner.
Befriending Harlem Tate
Often young people have big secrets-private, hurtful things they might not want to share. These secrets may affect how they operate in the world and whether or not they can trust those who reach out to them.Bird Weaver, the narrator and heroine in Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia by Barbara O'Connor has a hunch that the gangly new ...