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Brotherhood

Westrick, Anne (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"The year is 1867, and the South has lost the Civil War. Those on the lowest rungs, like Shad's family, fear that the freed slaves will take the few jobs available. In this climate of despair and fear, a group has formed. Today we know it as the KKK"--
Authors: Westrick, Anne
Statement of Responsibility: by A.B. Westrick
Title: Brotherhood
Characteristics: 359 pages : map ; 22 cm
Content Type: text
cartographic image
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "The year is 1867, and the South has lost the Civil War. Those on the lowest rungs, like Shad's family, fear that the freed slaves will take the few jobs available. In this climate of despair and fear, a group has formed. Today we know it as the KKK"--
Audience: Age 11 up
Subject Headings: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) Fiction Race relations Fiction Prejudices Fiction Families Virginia Fiction Ku Klux Klan (19th century) Fiction Richmond (Va.) History 19th century Fiction
Topical Term: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Race relations
Prejudices
Families
LCCN: 2013008272
ISBN: 9780670014392
0670014397
Branch Call Number: FIC W
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Historical fiction set in Richmond, Virginia during Reconstruction and told from the POV of 14 year old Shad, who is caught between the increasingly alarming activities of his older brother and his growing loyalty to freed slave, Rachel, who is teaching him how to read.


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Mar 07, 2014
  • AlizontheAmazon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thought this book was excellent and would be a great way to start conversations in classroom or book discussion groups about right and wrong and growing up in environments that teach racism and prejudice.

The author does such a good job of portraying the KKK through to eyes of a poor, white southern teen who doesn't know any better and has a lot of reasons to see the KKK as comforting and good. The way that Shad's emotions are described as flip flopping depending on the situation is extremely relatable.

Really great book.

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