The Unsung Hero of Birdsong USA

The Unsung Hero of Birdsong USA

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Gabriel, twelve, gains new perspective when he becomes friends with Meriwether, a Black World War II hero who has recently returned to the unwelcoming Jim Crow South.
Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781524737092
Branch Call Number: FICTION WOODS
Characteristics: 194 pages ; 22 cm


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Historical fiction set in 1946 South Carolina explores how veterans of different races were treated.

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PimaLib_JeanSC Aug 17, 2019

Gabriel, a 12-year-old white boy, and Meriwether, a Black World War II veteran, develop a friendship in the Jim Crow South -- a friendship that shows Gabriel the world isn't fair.

Jul 02, 2019

I love this nice story!

Jan 31, 2019

The cover is priceless and speaks beautifully of the story within. An unemployed WW II vet risks his own life to save a twelve-year-old boy from getting hit by a car. In the voice of this young man we view the town of Birdsong, South Carolina circa 1946. We learn the harsh realities of the Jim Crow South through his eyes and hear his voice. As Meriweather becomes a friend, we learn the value of seeing the world through more than one set of eyes. Highly recommended!


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