|Title:||The Rock and the River|
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|Category:||Literature and Fiction|
|Publisher:||Aladdin; 1 edition (January 6, 2009)|
0 0 5 Author: Kekla Magoon. The Time: 1968 The Place: Chicago For thirteen-year-old Sam it's not easy being the son of known civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his older (and best friend), Stick, begins to drift away from him for no apparent reason. And then it happens: Sam finds something that changes everything forever. Sam has always had faith in his father, but when he finds literature about the Black Panthers under Stick's bed, he's not sure who to believe: his father or his best friend. Suddenly, nothing feels certain anymore . Publisher: Aladdin Published: 2009-01-06 ISBN: 9781439153352.
As it stands, Kekla Magoon's book is an original. There are few enough books out there like it, and I think we have room in this world for more. A smart, sensible, deeply layered title. in a way that seems appropriate for the 13-year-old narrator. The Rock and the River is not your typical young adult novel taking place during the Civil Rights Movement. It doesn't present things as being black and white, or as there being the Evil Violent Black Panthers and the Good Nonviolent Demonstrators. Magoon adeptly shows the differences between the two movements, but also shows where they and their goals overlap.
See a Problem? We’d love your help. Stand by it. ― Kekla Magoon, The Rock and the River. The river is motion, turmoil, rage. As the river flows, it wonders what it would be like to be so still, to take a breath, to rest. But the rock will always wonder what lies around the bend in the stream. Kekla Magoon, The Rock and the River. The river moves, but it follows a path. When it tires of one journey, it rubs through some rock to forge a new way. Hard work, but that's its nature.
But Jill said The Rock and the River was good, and I happened to see it at the library, so there you go. I had the hugest lump in my throat from page 3 onward, and towards the end of the book I was bawling messily. In the afterword to this book, Magoon notes that schools tend to lionize Martin Luther King’s nonviolent approach to attaining civil rights while criticizing the Black Panthers for violence and general unruliness. This, um, happened in my education. So for that alone, I’m really glad I read this book, which casts a critical eye on gun violence while still spending time on the social activism of the Black Panthers (opening health clinics, working as advocates for black people accused of crimes, et.
The rock or the river? Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: AladdinReleased: Jan 6, 2009ISBN: 9781439153352Format: book. carousel previous carousel next. The man behind the cash register glanced up from his book and eyed me as I entered. I walked by a wall of get-well cards and a bunch of little baskets with IT’S A BOY and THINKING OF YOU balloons tied to them, then squeezed the foot of a bear with a heart sewn into its chest. I stopped in front of a basket of fuzzy knit hats and mittens.
This book was amazing it always had you on your toes wondering what would happen next witch mad you lose yourself in the pages. The books also had a lot of historical references witch I believe only made the book even greater. The only criticism I have for this book is that it rushed details a little i wanted to learn a little more about the characters and there past's
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Set in a suburb of Las Vegas, Ella and Zachary, called Z, have been friends forever, but Z has always been the weird kid in their class. He collects stubby pencils, plays chess, and maintains an elaborate –and public– fantasy life, starring hims.
Publication date 2009. Topics Black Panther Party, Black Panther Party, Civil rights movements, Racism, Brothers, African Americans, Civil rights movements, Racism, Brothers, African Americans.