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*A Thousand Never Evers* by Shana Burg- young readers book review
 
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A Thousand Never Evers
by Shana Burg
Ages 9-12 320 pages Delacorte June 2008 Hardcover    

Itís 1963, the height of the Civil Rights Movement, and in Kuckachoo, Mississippi, twelve-year-old Addie Ann Pickett isnít quite sure what all the fuss is about. But when Old Man Adams leaves his land to the people of Kuckachoo so whites and Negroes can together plant a garden, Addie Ann learns that ďtogetherĒ means Negroes do the work and whites reap the rewards. Not only that, but thanks to her own foolish act, Addie Annís older brother, Elias, is on the run and may never be able to return.

Then Uncle Bump becomes the next target for the white folkís anger and their home is burned to the ground. Addie Ann realizes just how important the movement is. Will she be strong enough to rally her people and bring the cause to Kuckachoo in time to save Bump? Will there ever be peace in Kuckachoo?

Interspersed with historical facts from the Civil Rights Movement, A Thousand Never Evers takes a good hard look at the injustice of discrimination. First-time author Shana Burg has created an unforgettable main character. Told in first-person narrative, Addie Annís voice carries the reader on a page-turning journey toward the final conclusion where a little child does lead them.
 
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