A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana - Study Guide Drift Away, Reading List, Arisen Summary & Analysis

Haven Kimmel
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Kimmel describes her brother in "Drift Away." Zippy's older brother Daniel is a smart but stubborn guy. Although he can read before he is in first grade, a bad experience with a teacher causes him to rebel by not knowing how to read. He has only one teacher who reaches out to him in high school—Mr. McCutcheon, who suggests that school will be easier if he learns to read. That same day, Danny comes home and reads the TV Guide. He is deeply religious and is dedicated to activities that require his tall stature remain in good posture. Zippy notes that she did not know what to make of him—he was not her friend but not her enemy and she must have loved him because he moved her. When Zippy slept in the...

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