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2001, ISBN: 1886910545
[EAN: 9781886910546], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: Front Street 30-Oct-00], Children's Fiction|Family|General, Children's Fiction|Family|Parents, Children's Fiction|General, Children's Fiction|Historical|United States|20th Century, Children's Fiction|People & Places|United States|African-American, Children's Fiction|People & Places|United States|General, Children's Fiction|Social Situations|Prejudice & Racism, Children's Fiction|Social Situations|Values, Jacket, Mild shelf wear on dj, lightly aged pages, libray stamps on edge & endpages. From Publishers Weekly: The Civil Rights movement makes its way to small-town Mississippi in this well-researched but ultimately disappointing novel, Herschler's first for young adults. Teddy, the narrator, is nine when she stumbles upon the lynching of her best friend's father: "He was swinging back and forth as if a wind had caught him, and there stood my daddy, my very own daddy, clothed in a bedsheet near a bunch of other men, watching him swing." The aftermath is briefly documented, and the narrative skips ahead ("Time flew, and the memory settled deep down in my heart a memory that never lost its pain, never lost its spurt of guilt, never lost its power over me") to other seminal moments in Teddy's coming of age. Against her father's orders, Teddy gets progressively more involved in the Civil Rights struggle, leading up to the summer of the Freedom Riders. Tensions multiply and violence in Teddy's community escalates, but Herschler never quite manages to create an immediate sense of menace, even when describing Klan attacks. Teddy, seen over a period of five years, doesn't seem to change much. This sometimes poignant portrayal of a friendship that survives through turbulent times is overshadowed by the historical background, which takes in such events as Eldridge Cleaver's assassination, lunch counter sit-ins and the Selma-Montgomery Freedom March. These historical milestones ultimately remain more compelling than the story line. Ages 12-up. (Oct.) Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. From School Library Journal: Gr 6-8-In the early 1960s, Theodora Sanders, a white girl from a small town in Mississippi, finds her "town is in an uproar, ain't nobody safe." Teddy's world is held together by her loving relationship with Lizzie, the family housekeeper, but that world begins to shatter after she views a cross burning and then sees her best friend's father hanging from a tree. As African Americans become more forceful in their push for equality, Teddy's family relationships and her parents' marriage become increasingly strained. Her father, the president of the local bank and a respected pillar of the community, is a vociferous reactionary and member of the Klan. Ostracized by her white peers, the girl is drawn closer to her black friends Stella and Tommy and joins in Civil Rights protests. Teddy's is a strong and eloquent voice that filters the bitter, tumultuous divisions of the period through the confusion of adolescence. However, while the depth of the author's extensive historical research is readily apparent, the overly eventful plot leaves important issues unresolved. Stella's father's lynching, her mother's rape, the brutal beating of Tommy and of Lizzie's two sons, and Teddy's father's threatening nocturnal visits to her occur as isolated episodes without significant consequences. While this briskly paced story provides a panoramic view of the Civil Rights Movement, its broad sweep comes at the expense of plot and character development.-Patricia B. McGee, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
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Darkest Corner In 1960s Mississippi, young Teddy discovers her bank president father is a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and that he participated in the lynching of the father of her best friend, Stella, who is black. Teddy's social consciousness emerges, and she becomes a witness of the civil rights movement in the deep South. Bücher / Fremdsprachige Bücher / Englische Bücher / Kinder- & Jugendbücher / Jugendbücher 978-1-886910-54-6, Front Street
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781886910546
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1886910545
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