See You Monday
A Young Adult Novel
Senior year. The homestretch.
Honor student, Grace Warner, had it easy. Popularity, friends, attention from her crush, even a soccer scholarship offer—if only she can figure out her senior project to graduate on time. Getting approval to write about someone’s life-changing event, Grace recruits her sassy grandma as her mentor who can’t wait to tell the crazy story from her childhood.
Events in the early sixties are words in history books to Grace, but her grandma lived them. She witnessed the civil rights movement in full swing, desegregation becoming a reality in her southern town, Martin Luther King, Jr. moving the country with his iconic speech, and the country coming to a halt when President Kennedy was assassinated.
Grace loves finding out her family history but didn’t know the project would have her noticing hardships and prejudices at her school she hadn’t before. When the homecoming court is announced and new kid, Jacob Horton, is nominated as a colossal prank, it brings Grace to a choice, much like her grandmother years before her. God is about to use her in a miracle if she chooses correctly. If she fails, a life could be lost.
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Jane says, “The subtitle of See You Monday sums up the message of the book – One Choice Can Change Everything. Kristen Terrette based See You Monday on her mother’s life in the early 1960’s. She shows that if we pay attention, we can learn from history.”
Patti says, “Whether you are old or young, this book contains a message you should read. I found the characters and plot to be engaging. Dealing with the topics of integration in the south, the author masterfully weaves together different generations to show what happens when step out in the way God would have us to go.”
Deana says, “This is a must read for everyone who wants to make a difference in the world. I was captivated by the story from beginning to end. It was easy to picture each event that happened as the author is gifted with words that flow gracefully across the pages.” And, “I could go on for days about how much this book touched me.”
“This is a wonderfully written book that I highly recommend you give a read too.”
Deb says, “It is one of those books that keep you thinking and wanting to talk about from the start to well after you finish.”
Kelly Ann says,”The author not only writes a great story but she has developed characters that are both believable and relatable.”
Rebecca says, “What I didn’t expect coming into the novel was the tear-jerker that it would be, especially the ending. My heart broke and yes, I even cried a little.”
Connie says, “This is my first exposure to this author and it will not be my last. She’s a very talented young lady and has a gift.”
Ashley says, “This author has a real talent for telling a story.”
Elizabeth says, “This book definitely had me reflecting on stories that have been passed down in my family – and how God’s glory can be seen in them.” And, “It reminded me of the bible verses Joshua 4:3, 6-7 (below). When we share our past with future generations, it’s a great reminder of God’s faithfulness, and can remind us to trust Him in the present—and with the future.”
Nancy says, “The ending is sweet and heartbreaking.”
UTC Tells Desegregation History in Documentary Chattanooga, TN Timeline of Desegregation:
Raymond B. Witt Chattanooga Public Schools Desegregation Papers:
Article with Mabel Scruggs, recounts her son’s participation in the Chattanooga sit-ins: http://www.chattanoogan.com/2014/3/13/271731/Mabel-Scruggs–Educator-Community.aspx
An Unquenchable Flame: The Spirit of Protest and the Sit-In Movement in Chattanooga, Tennessee: https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1028&context=history_theses
February 1960. Chattanooga Sit Ins:
Official Program for the March on Washington (1963), March for Jobs and Freedom:
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom:
Video of Dr. King’s I Have A Dream speech:
Interview with Clarence Jones and others about MLK’s I have a dream speech:
How Network Television covered the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom:
Live coverage on March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom:
MLK’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech:
20 Most Inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes:
CBS news coverage begins on JFK assassination, cutting into As the World Turns:
President L. Johnson’s Thanksgiving Day Address to the Nation, 1963:
King’s Chattanooga Connections:
Lost Martin Luther King Jr. Interview Found in Tennessee Attic, December 21, 1960:
Memories of The Bob Brandy Show by David Carroll:
Remembering the Rogers Theater:
Tellico Plains: Vintage Mountain Trail Town:
Master Speak! Thy Servant Heareth Hymn with Lyrics:
Old Rugged Cross Hymn and Lyrics:
National Museum of Natural History:
Grandpa Jones singing Mountain Dew:
Mountain Dew Song Lyrics:
Beatlemania: Beatles come to America and play on Ed Sullivan show, 2/9/1964: