Friday, September 16, 2011

Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt

This was a great book illustrating bias and prejudice. A boy comes to live in Maine in the year 1911. It is based on an event that happened there long ago. The boy makes friends with a girl named Lizzie and that changes everything. She lives on an Island near the town that was founded by former slaves. The town decides to rid the whole place of colored people and so that it would be more suitable for tourists to come and vacation there. It is amazing how much hatred can come from "good christian people". Sadly things don't go to good and the story is very tragic. The boy learns to stand up for what is good and right but is it too late? You read it and find out.

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