Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"Crow" by Barbara Wright

Crow by Barbara Wright

Historical fiction

304 pages

Ages 10+



Moses Thomas is a 12-year-old African-American boy living with his family in 1898 Wilmington, NC. More than a half century after emancipation, blacks and whites have been coexisting in Wilmington fairly peacefully.

However, when the editor of the black newspaper writes an editorial suggesting that white woman can be attracted to black men, the white supremacist Red Shirt militia rises up and takes the city by force, shooting and stabbing black men and setting fire to black businesses.

Moses is forced into the realization that the fair world his father tried to create for him does not yet exist, and that in the face of hatred, logic and reason mean nothing.


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Coming up next:

Found: The Missing, Book 1 by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Happy Reading! <3

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Best of the Best...FAIL!

So, I tried, not very valiantly, to complete the Best of the Best challenge. However, my MLIS coursework proved to be more time-consuming that had initially thought. Oops! New plan...

I am going to review here all of the teen and children's books I read. I may throw in a few adult books every now and again if I feel they may be of interest to teens, or if I just find them super awesome!

At least I'm not the only failure...

Happy Reading! <3