Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Thousand Never Evers by Shana Burg

Never tell white people what they don't want to hear. This is the motto Addie Ann Pickett has lived by all her life, but now that she is growing up she has more responsibilities and is getting a much clearer picture of how unfair America is to African Americans in 1963. It doesn't matter how ugly Mrs. Worth's hat is, you are not allowed to smirk at it. And if you do, your brother may disappear. And it doesn't matter that Old Man Adams left his garden to everyone in the town of Kuckachoo-whites and Negroes alike. As long as the sheriff and mayor are in charge of the land, you won't ever get to see the vegetables planted in it. But when Addie Ann's Uncle is framed for a crime he did not commit, it's up to her to learn that sometimes you have to speak up if it means doing what's right.

I loved reading A Thousand Never Evers. I got it right when school let out and there was no better way to kick off summer vacation than sitting by the pool with this book and a glass lemonade. This book gave me a better understanding of how racial discrimination was legal as little as forty years ago! This book will be great for anyone who wants a good pool side read, but also wants a book that will make them think. An awesome book, A Thousand Never Evers is a one that will make a lasting impression on how you think about America's history.

Reviewer Age:13

Reviewer City, State and Country: Casa Grande, Arizona USA

Rating: 9

Content Rating: 1

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