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Hey, White Girl!

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This book is not a book about my family. But it is necessary for the reader to understand the part my family plays in the book. Without that foundation of Gregory support, I would not have been able to tell this story. . . The reader should understand that the emotions expressed throughout the book were felt only in the context of my year at Marshall. The intense ...more
Hardcover, 221 pages
Published January 1st 1970 by W. W. Norton & Company
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China Bialos
Oct 09, 2011 China Bialos rated it it was ok
Granted, this book was published in 1970, when the civil rights movement was more of A Thing, but reading this forty years later, when we've got movies like Crash and The Help, I can't help but laugh this one off as a standard story of the white person saving the day while the unfortunate black people teach her lessons and help her find herself. Particularly in parts where she starts "talkin' jive" with the black classmates at Marshall High (in the "bad side" of Chicago), where she's transferred ...more
Apr 03, 2016 Jacci rated it really liked it
This book was hugely important to me in middle school and it taught me a lot about race and prejudice. I re-read it forty years later to see if was still profound. Surprisingly, I had remembered it as fiction but it is not. It is the true story of a girl who moved into the south side of Chicago her senior year of high school as the only white student.
What made me sad, was how little things have changed in forty plus years. Except for the slang, many things in America are just as bad for familie
Jan 23, 2011 Rosezeata rated it liked it
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It was a good read I would have liked to have known a bit more about the classes and how the lvs compared between the schools. but there was a lot to think about. Nice to read a non fiction for a change.
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I liked this book, mainly because the author describes here experience living in the same community/organization I lived in when I was in the 1st grade.
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I read this book almost 40 years ago and still can remember the impact it had. A must read!
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