Item description for Sydney Clair's Season of Change: A Friendship Story (The Girls 'n Grace Collection) by Pam Davis...
Overview Sydney Clair Wilcox is a determined, curious tenyearold trying to keep up with all the changes around her. The year is 1965 and her beloved, big sister, Penny, is moving away to college. In the middle of the civil rights, womens rights, and environmental movements, Sydney Clairs world is changing. Discover how her heart is made ready for the next season of her life and how she prepares for a fragrant friendship that blooms.Similar to the American Girl series model, Girls n Grace follows several characters who are set in modern decades. The unique aspect of this series is not only will girls from other continents be featured, but all of the characters in their series of books will come to know fully the grace that only God can provide.
Publishers Description Sydney Clair Wilcox is a determined, curious ten-year-old trying to keep up with all the changes around her. The year is 1965 and her beloved, big sister, Penny, is moving away to college. In the middle of the civil rights, women?'s rights and environmental movements, Sydney Clair?'s world is changing. Discover how her heart is made ready for the next season of her life and how she prepares for a fragrant friendship that blooms.Similar to the American Girl series model, Girls n Grace follows several characters who are set in modern decades. The unique aspect of this series is not only will girls from other continents be featured, but all of the characters in their series of books will come to know fully the grace that only God can provide.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.01" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.23" Weight: 0.39 lbs.
Release Date Mar 5, 2008
Publisher AUTHENTIC BOOKS
Series Girls In Grace
Series Number 1
ISBN 1934068500 ISBN13 9781934068502
Availability 0 units.
More About Pam Davis
Pam Davis is passionate about the sharing the good news of God's grace in Christ Jesus. As founder and president of Girls 'n Grace and Grace 'n Christ ministries, she is single focused on empowering Christians with God's resource of grace in Christ Jesus. Acts 20:24
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American Girl Meets Jesus - Only Better Jul 23, 2008
Sydney Clair's Season of Change: A Friendship Story is one of the debut titles of the Girls `n Grace Collection, created by author Pam Davis. Davis originally conceived of this series of inspirational titles for Christian girls when the American Girl franchise aligned itself with organizations that supported a pro-left agenda that included homosexuality and abortion. Davis began to consider how the time our daughter's spend in play and recreation can be used to lead them into a deeper relationship with Christ, to nurture their faith, to demonstrate what it means to be a girl of grace. Girls `n Grace was born - a collection of both contemporary historical and internationally based fiction stories for girls.
In Sydney Clair's Season of Change, we are introduced to Sydney Clair, a 10 -year-old girl growing up in Texas during the tumultuous 1960s. Sydney Clair finds herself in the midst of turmoil as her older sisters leaves home for college and she comes to understand the implications of lingering racial segregation in the south. Told from the perspective of this young girl, the radical and often shocking events of the 60s are portrayed in a fairly subdued style - considering the many issues at play during the decade. Due to this style of storytelling, children will be gently introduced to the injustices the Civil Rights movement sought to correct.
Sydney Clair finds herself needing to make difficult choices, and realizes that she has made some wrong decisions. Turning to her parents for advice, they help her see the situation in light of God's word. Watching Sydney Clair learning to walk Christ's way despite the social fallout and implications is a powerful example to young girls of following Jesus without reservation and despite personal cost.
Our family read this title aloud together. While the book is recommended for age 6 and older, I would recommend this particular title for age 10 and older if they are reading without adult commentary. My 5-year-old found some of the social concepts difficult to understand at her age, and required thorough discussion to understand the issues.
Reading this title with my daughter brought home the deeply personal ways that racial segregation affected the lives of everyone in the southern U.S. Seen through the eyes of an innocent child, the impact seems to be felt on a more intimate level than if it were otherwise portrayed. However, the book does not only consist of the serious social issues of the day. We also find the day to day delights of childhood: tea parties, sleepovers, birthdays, library visits, play houses, shopping trips for new clothes and ice cream woven throughout the tale. These everyday childhood events provide the backdrop and setting for the struggles of the era to play out against.
After reading this series debut I would say that Davis has accomplished what she has set out to achieve. My 5 year old daughter remains enchanted with the character of Sydney Clair, and often takes this book along with her on long car trips. Thankfully there are more Sydney Clair titles on the way. Each Girl `n Grace will have a series of books bearing her name, along with an 18" doll wearing her signature outfit. My daughter cannot read yet, but the clear, bright book design and illustrations have captivated her. She remembers Sydney Clair and her story as she turns the pages.