Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Crow by Barbara Wright our latest River City Readers book.
This historical novel covers a time not focused on much in fiction: The generation after slavery. In telling the story leading up to the Wilmington riots, rather than seeing the former slaves instantly put in a position of oppression, we see blacks start to gain a foothold in society before the extreme backlash of the white supremacists. Aside from providing an education on a little-seen piece of history, there is a compelling domestic story here. Moses has a happy family, but plenty of strife is brought to their door. The characters are all well-developed and dynamic and Moses makes a likable and relatable narrator. My bet is on seeing this book again come Newbery time.
Crow is published by Random House Books for Young Readers and retails for $16.99 (hardcover). I bought my copy with my very own money. You can get yours at Left Bank Books today!
Join us Wednesday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m. at Left Bank Books Central West End for a reading and discussion of Crow with Barbara Wright! If you are not able to attend, you can still call the store at 314-367-6731 x. 1 to reserve your signed copy!