Augusta Scattergood

marlene lopez

A school librarian for over twenty years, Augusta Scattergood grew up in the Mississippi Delta and left to attend college at the University of North Carolina and library school at Simmons College. Her first novel, Glory Be, was set in Mississippi during Freedom Summer, 1964. The Way To Stay In Destiny, her middle-grade novel, took place in a little town in Florida named Destiny where Theo has come to live at the Rest Easy Rooming House and Dance Studio. Her third historical middle-grade novel Making Friendly with Billy Wong (Scholastic Press), inspired by the true accounts of Chinese immigrants who lived in the American South during the civil rights era, reminds us that friends can come to us in the most unexpected ways.