Each Saturday You will post the answer to these questions. The number indicates the number of answers you will provide.
1 Book you read and/or reviewed this week
2 Words that describe the book
3 Settings where it took place or characters you met
4 Things you liked and/or disliked about it
5 Stars or less for your rating?
1. The Rock and the River
2. Adolescent restlessness
3. Sam, protagonist trying to find his place in his family and his community as he's pulled between his father's non-violent civil right's principles, and the Black Panther Party that his brother is involved in. Chicago Projects, not Sam's neighborhood, but close by, where the Panthers have a strong influence and Sam witnesses first hand police brutality against a Black man. Roland Childs, a colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King, teaches and rallies for non-violent protests and is trying to keep his family safe.
4. 1. LOVED learning about the Black Panthers. 2. Great family dynamics (always like seeing the whole family play a part in a story, rather than inexplicably absent parents). 3. Both unpredictable, and yet tragically predictable (from the point of view of someone 40+ years on). 4. Though Maxie was a relatively minor character, I loved her attitude and how she was rarely held back from participating because she was a girl.
5. 5 stars!