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review The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA 100 ↠ The Coretta Scott King Honor winning author tells the moving story of the friendship between a young white boy and a Black WWII veteran who has recently returned to the unwelcoming Jim Crow SouthOn Gabriel's twelfth birthday he gets a new bike and is so excited that he accidentally rides it right intoOn in WWII Meriwether is proud of his service but has to keep it a secret because talking about it could be dangerous Sadly danger finds Meriwether anyway when his family receives a frightening threat The South being the way it is there's no guarantee that the police will help and Gabriel doesn't know what will happen if Meriwether feels forced to take the law into his own han. This had the potential to be great but the best language in the book was found in the first two pages and it went downhill from there Very simplistic writing with characters who over explained everything in cheesy overly Southern dialogue You can't just make your characters say how they feel That makes me feel angry And it did make me feel angry or exasperated on behalf of middle years readers who don't need to be talked down to Wolf Hollow is a shining example of a book that deals in hard truths without ever pandering to its audience and The Unsung Hero could have learned something from it

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The Coretta Scott King Honor winning author tells the moving story of the friendship between a young white boy and a Black WWII veteran who has recently returned to the unwelcoming Jim Crow SouthOn Gabriel's twelfth birthday he gets a new bike and is so excited that he accidentally rides it right into the path of a car Fortunately a Black man named Meriwether pushes him out of. A very good middle school read about life in the Jim Crow South following WWII A young white boy growing up in a progressive educated home with parents educated at Oberlin College turns 12 and is almost killed riding his new bicycle but is saved by the uick action of a black handyman named Meriwether The two strike us a friendship resulting in Meriwether getting hired at the boy's father's gas station when a mechanic leaves for a woman The other mechanic is most displeased and may belong to the local KKK chapter Turns out Meriwether is one of the many blacks who returned from WWII having served in the military with distinction only to find out they were still second class citizens When things go south pun for Meriwether and his family they get enough help to avoid a serious problem Hopeful book about the future of race relations

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The Unsung Hero of Birdsong USAThe way just in time and fixes his damaged bike As a thank you Gabriel gets him a job at his dad's auto shop Gabriel's dad hires him with some hesitation however anticipating trouble with the other mechanic who makes no secret of his racist opinions Gabriel and Meriwether become friends and Gabriel learns that Meriwether drove a tank in the Army's all Black 761st Tank Battali. ​Interest Level 5 8Have you ever made a big mistake but luckily someone was there to save you Gabriel turns twelve and is so excited to get a brand new bike He is so busy showing off and watching people watching him that he was not paying attention to the traffic light that had just turned red He is just about to be hit by Mrs Babcock and her big ole car when someone rushes in and pushes him out of the way It was a black man named Meriwether who was sitting on the corner looking for a job The problem is this is Birdsong South Carolina in 1946 Even though segregation is over this is the south and things are not as accepting as in the north Gabriel and Meriwether become fast friends despite the vast age difference and the color of their skin Gabriel talks his dad into hiring Meriwether at his gas station which happens to be in the Green Book This was a book that offered places of safety for African Americans who were traveling However Gabriel's dad has a young white male who works for him that doesn't believe that whites and blacks are eual and is determined to cause all kinds of problems for Meriwether Gabriel then learns a huge secret that Meriwether has been keeping he was actually a member of the Army's All Black 761st Tank Batillion of WWII He is very proud of his service but he has to keep it a secret because it is so dangerous for himself and his family if anyone found out When the wrong person finds out about this Meriwether's daughter is in danger Will Gabriel be able to save Meriwether and pay him back Or will evil win Read this amazing book full of family friendship and love despite skin colorThis book is so absolutely incredibly amazingly fantastic Even though we have come so far since these days I feel like we have not come far enough I love fact that Gabriel just sees a friend not black vs white I love the fact that Gabriel stands up for right no matter what the cultural expectations are I also love that Gabriel's dad instilled these values in his son My favorite uote from the book is Well Gabriel You'll learn some people just feel the need to think they are better than other folks strictly because of the color of their skin But I say this treat all folks regardless of color with courtesy and respect And be as good a person as you can be Simple as that This is a MUST read for 2019Follow meBlog Blazer Tales Laurie’s Library Place laurieslibrary laurieevans27 Laurie Purser