Prince Edward

Prince Edward

Book - 2004
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This is the story of ten year old Benjamin Rome, and his hometown of Farmville, in Virginia. In August 1959 the Supreme Court has ordered the state to desegregate the schools. Ben finds himself facing choices beyond his years.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, c2004.
ISBN: 9780805068337
Characteristics: 354 p. ;,24 cm.


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Feb 19, 2015

I would have never come across this book if a staff member at the library hadn't suggested it and I'm so glad I read it. It is a novel about the desegregation of American schools in 1959-60 and it was so interesting. There were a few little dry spots here and there but it is well worth reading through them. I would recommend this to anyone.

SLBC Mar 20, 2013

This book was absolutely outstanding Dennis McFarland is a wonderful writer whom I haven't run across before.

The author has captured a 10 year old's perceptions and understanding beautifully while at the same time highlighting the truth about adult lies and obfuscation. Set in 1959 Virginia it also offers a view of segregation that I hadn't previously encountered.

I really look forward to reading all of Dennis McFarland's books.

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