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Billy by Albert French
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Jul 06, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: aa-and-urban, fiction, historical, the-south
Read from March 27 to 31, 2012

I cannot say enough good things about the way this book was written. Billy Lee Turner is a 10 year old boy who lives in the South during the late 1930's. He gets convicted and executed for a tragic accident where he killed a white girl who was bullying him. This book is so intense because of the racial tension in the South during that time, and a poor little boy who doesn't even realize what he did was wrong, and just wants to go home. He was wrongly executed at such a young age, but there was nothing anyone could, or would do about it. It's heartbreaking and very realistic.
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