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Getting Away with Murder by Chris Crowe
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Mar 16, 2012

really liked it
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This book was powerful and moving, and showed me a piece of history that was totally skipped in my public school education. I feel like I have a much greater understanding of how the Civil Rights Movement really began, and a greater vision of life in the South.

It is amazing that this happened so recently. Reading the actual words of actual people - some of whom are still alive - disgusted me at times. It is hard to believe that this event is not from much further in the recesses of our history.

This book will disgust and amaze you. Be prepared.

Violence - The murder is discussed at length, and there are pictures of Emmett Till's body after it was found. The pictures are pretty gruesome, but they are real.

Sex - Emmett whistles at a married woman.

Language - there is some language

Alcohol/Drugs - There were some mentions of alcohol.
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