Tuesday, July 3, 2012

(I promise I have been reading since June 16th, I just haven't posted!!)

Mississippi Bridge by Mildred D. Taylor 

Book Description from Amazon.com

Jeremy Simms watches from the porch of the general store as the passengers board the weekly bus from Jackson. When several white passengers arrive late, the driver roughly orders the black passengers off to make room. Then, in the driving rain, disaster strikes, and Jeremy witnesses a shocking end to the day's drama. Set in Mississippi in the 1930s, this is a gripping story of racial injustice.
My 25 cents...I picked this book off the shelf because I had to read a historical fiction book for one of my college classes...and it was short.  (Not normally how I chose a title, but I had to read 8 chapter books in a week!!)  it is only 62 pages, but a fantastically written story about a difficult time in history.  Written for young readers to learn about racial injustice in a gentle way.  One that makes the reader think "what would I do?".

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