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Meet Mary Helen Stefaniak, author of The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia. When new teacher, Miss Grace Spivey, arrives and turns the annual festival into an exotic Baghdad Bazaar, the town is thrown into an uproar.

Although her progressive spirit proves threatening to some, Miss Spivey succeeds in pushing the limitations of stereotypes and inspiring change.

The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia was the winner of a 2011 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction.

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