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Sources of Light by Margaret McMullan
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Aug 20, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012-2013-school-year
Read from August 20 to 23, 2012

Mississippi, 1962. Samantha & her mother have moved to Jackson, MS - during some of the worst times for civil unrest. The civil rights movement is at one of its highest points in history....so many events were happening. Sam's father died a hero in the Vietnam War and they were trying to get closer to his family. Sam's mother is a professor at the college, she meets Perry, a photographer who introduces Sam to the art and gives her one of his old cameras. Sam discovers that she is able to lose herself behind the lens and is actually involved in recording several important events in Jackson. Sam, Perry and her mother seek ways to help with the segregation of Jackson...helping people register to vote, standing up when they felt someone had been wronged and just doing the right thing. Great historical fiction about the Civil Rights Movement.....many parts of the story made me feel that I was right there! The author note at the end of the book was very interesting and just added to the story.

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