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Six Out Seven

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  72 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
On the day Corbitt Wainwright's father is imprisoned for attacking a white man, the thirteen-year-old's adolescence is abruptly cut short. Dreams of success through good grades and hard work are wiped aside as white society shows him, out of both kindness and malice, that poor black kids in Mississippi don't have much of a hand in creating their own destinies. But Corbitt ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Anchor (first published 1993)
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Kaitlyn Lowery
Jess Mowry creates a novel in 1993 that related to the world around him. Thirteen Year old Corbitt Wainwright's life took a huge turn for the worse when his father was put in prison for attacking a white man. Living through the stereotype that a young black boy raised in Mississippi would never make it became especially discouraging when he was forced to live without a father. Even though all the white people surrounding Corbitt negatively reminded him everyday of what the world sadly expected h ...more
Mar 20, 2013 Ann rated it it was amazing
Shelves: teen
Wow, this is a totally engrossing look at life right here in America for poor Black
kids. It portrays life brought down to the basics of survival yet the characters are
richly developed, loyal, thoughtful and couragous.
Kiana Mitchell
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Jun 07, 2012 John Evans rated it really liked it
Very good writing through most of book though it seemed to falter near the end. Coming of age story of a southern black boy. The images of his life are so vivid especially in the early chapters.
Oct 19, 2007 Kate marked it as to-read
Shelves: young-adults
Recommended by Andrew Garrod in his Coming of Age course.
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"After almost forty years of working with kids and raising four of my own, along with a few strays -- none of whom are in prison or collecting Welfare -- not to mention over twenty years of writing books and stories for and about kids, I've found that it's a lot easier for people to be "pro-child" about some kids than it is for them to care about and champion "other" kids. Perhaps,
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