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Crow by Barbara   Wright
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Feb 03, 12

bookshelves: history-books, literary-fiction, books-for-work, kid-s-books
Read from January 21 to February 03, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: 1

A book about a riot that happened in Willmington, North Carolina in 1898. The Republican government of the city along with officials who were African-American was overthrown by a group called the Red Shirts, not unlike the KKK. A Democratic administration was installed and nothing was done about it. The incident is called the only successful Coup d'tat in American history. The story is told through the eyes of young boy named Moses. it is intended for readers 8-10 years of age. I felt even for the age group the story was too mild and much of the impact was lost in trying to be as mild as possible about the topic. The book would benefit from a stronger emphasis on the story and not worrying so much about the audience. A self conscious book.
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Reading Progress

01/28/2012 page 76
24.0% "Moses is a young boy growing up in Wilmington north Carolina in 1898. it is summer and his family will soon be celebrating Emancipation Day but whites don't seem pleased"
02/03/2012 page 320
100.0% "I'm finished!"

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