Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tidbit: Crow

Crow, Barbara Wright. (Random House, 1/10/12)

A common complaint in the kidlit world: historical fiction with African-American characters is pretty much slavery and the civil rights movement, with very little attention paid to the century in between.

Attention is being paid, and it's worth it.

The main character here is a generation removed from slavery -- it's hardly forgotten, but it's not what defines him. We've got issues of upward mobility, the clash between tradition and modernity, and the post-Reconstruction backlash.

(ARC provided by publisher.)

1 comment:

MissA said...

Yes a non slavery or civil rights book, thanks for sharing about this wonderful find! I will certainly be looking out for it since REconstrcution is a time that interestes me but obviously, there are few fictional books about it (though I have read some non fiction on it).