Monday, April 13, 2009

Remember Little Rock: the Time, the People, the Stories

Remember Little Rock: the Time, the People, the Stories
by Paul Robert Walker
National Geographic
61 pages


Kris said...

I liked this -- it was well documented and interesting to read. Every time I read about the Civil Rights era, it just makes me sad and incredulous that these things happened so recently.

Mandy said...

I agree Kris - it is sad to be reminded that the world was like this in the not-so-distant past.

This book was well-researched using several primary & secondary resources (including some of the students themselves). I always appreciate this in books for children.

The book read like a story and included lots of detail without being overwhelming.

Jen said...

Besides the comments above which I support 100%, I also think the book was written in an almost conversational way, inviting readers back into the time period to live and feel the tensions in the Civil Rights era. Finished it in one sitting.

Even though the book was filled with deplorable actions, the author found some lemonade-from-lemons quotes that kept the book from being as depressing as it could have been.