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The Darkest Corner

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One night Teddy witnesses a cross burning from her attic window. She knows about the frightening White Knights of Mississippi, but she never imagine that her father is one of them. With her best friend, a black girl named Stella, Teddy embraces the civil rights movement in direct opposition to her staunchly conservative father. Over a period of several years, Teddy's ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Front Street, Incorporated (first published October 31st 1996)
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Stephanie Smiley
May 10, 2013 Stephanie Smiley rated it really liked it
Darkest Corner by Mildred Barger Herschler is a very interesting book. This book had my attention right from the beginning. Although at times it may be a little hard to fallow, you end up figuring out fairly quickly. This book is about the Civil Rights Movement. I think this book really helps explain some of the major difficulties during that time period. This is a fairly short book at only 240 pages, and is a very easy, quick read. I really enjoyed this book, and I always wanted to know what ...more
Robbie Markus
May 12, 2011 Robbie Markus rated it really liked it
I loved the perspective that The Darkest Corner was written from. The Darkest Corner is about a young girl named Teddy. Teddy's father is a huge racist and a member of the KKK. Teddy has several African-American friends. When Teddy starts expressing her beliefs toward her father about his beliefs, her ideas are ignored. Overall, this book is about how Teddy changed throughout the Civil Rights Movement and learned how to stand up for herself. I recommend this book to all teenagers and older. It ...more
Abby
May 02, 2013 Abby rated it liked it
The Darkest Corner was an okay book. At first I didn't really like it, and it was kind of confusing. As I continued reading the story became a little more interesting. This book gives you a great sense of the Civil Rights Movement in the eyes of a child. It really shows what both, Blacks and Whites, went through. The Darkest Corner taught me more about the Civil Rights Movement, and what really went on.
Kayni Wadee
Apr 21, 2011 Kayni Wadee rated it it was ok
Darkest Corner was about a girl and the civil rights movement. I didnt like the book because it had to many things in it. It didnt focus on just one thing or two things it was a ton of things and id dint like the moving around so much. i would recommend this to no one.
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Apr 16, 2013 Mikaela rated it really liked it
I read this book in a little over 24 hours! It was an easy read, yet constantly fed historically accurate accounts of marches, sit ins, and real life dramatic situations that occured during the civil rights movements.
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Mildred Barger Herschler, a native of West Virginia, was a reporter on one of her hometown daily newspapers before she attended Bethany College, majoring in journalism. She has lived on Long Island and in New York City, where she was the editor of a weekly magazine for marketing executives and a freelance writer for periodicals before moving to the South. Her poetry has appeared in The Crisis, she ...more
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