In Montgomery, Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. has organized a bus boycott. In Tuscaloosa, outrage surrounds the entrance of the state university's first black student. But at little Randolph University, sweltering in the summer heat, life remains...more
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I am a passive reader. I read books to pass the time and to amuse myself. I don't like books that make me think and reflect.
Maggie, the heroine, is a southern Belle who was reared to become a rich man's wife somebody. She has all these achievements and perfect looks. She comes from a good family and belongs to a reputable sorority. She is practically engaged to a rich and famous fraternity boy who is a heir to a vast cotton p ...more
I gave it four stars for the brilliant use of language and story message. I loved the pictures and moods that the author drew using a few carefully chosen words. The main character's growth was uneven, bordering on melodramatic at times despite adequate motivation, but worked. The male characters were flat and stereotyped (two star), but since t ...more
This was probably the most important book I actually read as a teen. It gave me my first insights into the struggles of others and the privileges I enjoy that others do not.
I had not previously read this novel, so I enjoyed it even more than the others that I have been rereading.
While at Auburn she wrote a column for the student newspaper, The Auburn Plainsman, that favored integration. The university administration attempted to suppress the column, and ultimately fired her, and the column garnered natio ...more