White and black are natural attributes. Crows aren’t black because they dip themselves in ink every day. Seagulls don’t become white because they wash themselves everyday. Black and white are an integral part of who they are. That doesn’t mean one is better than the other.
….we need good government –to make sure things are equal, to counteract man’s tendency to grab spoils for his own kind and cut out the other.
The boys and I listened to this book and I’d definitely recommend reading it that way. This book, set at the end of reconstruction was good for a glimpse into United States history. The fictional story works from historical accounts to tell of the Wilmington Massacre in 1898. The author states in her note at the end of the book: The 1898 race riot and coup d’état had a profound impact on race relations in North Carolina and the South….After the riot….Integrated neighborhoods in Wilmington disappeared, and the Jim Crow laws that cemented segregation blossomed.” The book is a good jumpstart for learning more.
(Audible appears to list this book for 8-10 year olds. I think that’s too young.)