This book tells the story of the author’s life in the sharecropping 1960’s North Carolina. He reminisces about the things that the farmers did to make their own fun even though they didn’t have a lot of money themselves. It demonstrates the politics of the South at the time, and even describes how the town changed once the factories were built. I knew some things about the sharecropping South from my own grandparents, but this book opened my eyes even more.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a new historical fiction novel to read. It shows the true lives of those living in the 1960s, especially African American US citizens, rather than the glamourized version that Hollywood epics in movies such as Grease.
Overall Rating: 6 out of 5 stars
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