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The summer of is filled with ups and downs for year old Moses He's growing apart from his best friend his superstitious Boo Nanny butts heads constantly with his pragmatic educated father and his mother is reeling from the discovery of a family secret Yet there are good times too He's teaching his grandmother how to re. Have you ever heard about the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898 It is the only coup d etat to ever occur in United States history It should be as well known as the Rosewood massacre or the Tulsa race riots but I have never heard of it before I read this bookThis book is truly a gem It tells of a boy named Moses who is growing up in a fairly harmonious town His father is a writer and a city alderman As I read the first chapters of the book I was amazed that blacks and whites seemed to be getting along with each other so well only a few decades after the Civil War Unfortunately this semi utopia did not last Some people the Democratic party did not appreciate the fact that members of the black community had political power Their efforts to end that resulted in the Insurrection This book is about much than that though Moses interactions with his family his friends and his community were extremely entertaining I read this book over a few hours in one day I just could not put it down I really loved all of the characters especially Boo Nanny and her plethora of hard earned common sense I would recommend this book to anyone I don t know why it isn t popular It is very well written and interesting I would especially recommend this for older middle grade and young adults

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Crow By Barbara Wright

Ad For the first time she's sharing stories about her life as a slave And his father and his friends are finally getting the respect and positions of power they've earned in the Wilmington North Carolina community But not everyone is happy with the political changes at play and some will do anything including a violent. Ever heard of the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898 I hadn t until I read this book In 1898 white supremacistsDemocrats went on the rampage overthrowing the elected government which included several Black citizens of the city of Wilmington North Carolina in a coup d etat They mobbed and set fires and killed dozens of Black leaders and citizens and ran thousands out of town marking the beginning of severe racial segregation disenfranchisement and Jim Crow I def didn t realize this was written by a white woman when I picked it up and I have mixed feelings about that and there were some slightly annoying messages of just follow the law and everything will be ok when clearly that isn t the case as the events of the book demonstrate Oh also wouldn t a 12 year old in 1898 know what lynching was And prob about how light skinned babies were born to slaves I dunno but I also like seeing MG and YA books that focus on politicalracial history in time periods other than the Civil Rights decades in the 20th century Learning about the post Civil War years is imperative in understanding our current situation in the US

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Plot against the government to maintain the status uoOne generation away from slavery a thriving African American community enfranchised and emancipated suddenly and violently loses its freedom in turn of the century North Carolina when a group of local politicians stages the only successful coup d'etat in US history.. A troubling book without easy answers but I m not sure of its audience andor whether it s hitting that audience I feel like the best reader would be older than the eleven year old protagonist In particular I m not sure how many kids would understand the implication or facts about who Moses s grandfather is and what that means I was surprised that this plot point wasn t revisitedFor the first half or so I kept getting confused about when this book was set but that may be my own fault since there are many civil rights books set in the 1930s and 1950s 60s than 1898 rather than any lack in the bookWhat keeps this book away from stars for me is the feeling that it s kind of a jumble without the clear narrative arc that I think is preferable in children s books Also the father s character particularly in comparison to those of Moses his mother and his grandmother felt pretty much like an Atticus remix rather than a real person


10 thoughts on “Crow By Barbara Wright

  1. says:

    Have you ever heard about the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898 ?It is the only coup d'etat to ever occur in United States h

  2. says:

    I wish I were smart enough to write a review on this amazing book Nothing I would say could do this book justice

  3. says:

    Last spring I accidentally tripped over a Goodreads Newbery 2013 prediction list This small gem of a list has had me blazing through many great novels the past few months Actually I was blazing a few months ago Now I'm snatching time here and there Anyhoo check out Crowa worthy recommendation It is my latest all in good fu

  4. says:

    I Love this bookThis book takes place 1898 A 11 year old boy named Moses is growing up in a small town in North Carolina It

  5. says:

    Ever heard of the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898? I hadn't until I read this book In 1898 white supremacistsDemocrats went on the rampage overthrowing the elected government which included several Black citizens of the city of Wilmington North Carolina in a coup d'etat They mobbed and set fires and killed dozens of Black leaders and citizens and ran thousands out of town marking the beginning of severe racial segregation disenfr

  6. says:

    I've never read historical fiction about this time period in the South and really enjoyed learning about the post emancipation cultural transitions I particularly liked the generational differences in this family where the grandmother was a slave the mother was born into slavery but freed as a baby and the 10 year old prot

  7. says:

    I've been naive I've taught you to live in a world I wanted to exist not one that actually doesNothing makes me ha

  8. says:

    Highly flawed the author wanted to provide the reader with a historical fiction account of the events leading up to and during the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 Her choice to present the account in the first person perspective of a 12 year old boy forced her to explain him into situations The way he 'just happened to be there' became extremely tedious and unbelievable as the story wore on Eye roll inducing The v

  9. says:

    A troubling book without easy answers but I'm not sure of its audience andor whether it's hitting that audience I feel like the best reader would be older than the eleven year old protagonist In particular I'm not sure how many kids would understand the implication or facts about who Moses's grandfather is and what that means I was surpris

  10. says:

    you got a mess of trouble coming to your door Bad times a comin These are only a couple of the warnings given out by 11 year old Moses's grandmother Boo Nanny in this story about the events leading up to the Wilm

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