My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the 6th book about the Logan family though this novel was published first. The narrator is Cassie Logan, the great granddaughter of Paul Logan, protagonist of “The Land“. Cassie’s father must leave for months at a time to work on the railroad in order to make enough money to pay the mortgage and taxes on their land. Cassie discovers just what it means to be black in the South during the Depression when a white girl tells Cassie to walk in the road and the girls father soon makes Cassie do just that. She doesn’t understand why Big Ma allows this to happen but does manage to get revenge.
This is a sad and poignant view of hatred and ignorance.
Another great book to discuss American history and see the challenges and hatred newly freed African Americans faced.
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