NAME: Yankee Girl
AUTHOR: Mary Ann Rodman
GENRE: modern classic
A book about racism and the horrible conditions the people faced during the 1960s in the deep south.
A very interesting and BEAUTIFUL book that taught me lots, I didnt even know that such dire conditions of racism ever existed in the world, ah. The book was an eye opener, not just about racism but the fact that we NEED TO DO THE RIGHT THING no matter what. Follow your instinct and don’t care what others say, or it might be too late!
This story talks about a girl who moves to mississipi from Chicago with her family. She is labeled and judged by the students at her new school for being from chicago and is given a nickname “Yankee Girl”. And she is probably the only person who believes in equal rights for black people. She soon discovers that doing the right thing is not very easy especially because of peer pressure she faces and the mindset of the society in Mississippi! Trying to help the only black girl in her grade, Valerie, Alice (Yankee girl) fails because she cares too much of what people think! But atleast in the end she realises it and finally does the right thing.
A beautiful and heart touching story about fighting for justice and equality. Taught me a lot and I enjoyed it too! Was nice, reading something different for a change, I really liked this book and I would highly recommend you to read it too.
A huge thanks to the lovely publishers, usborneya for a review copy!
Ps. Sorry for not posting for a vvvv long time, I’ve been horribly busy, but have now decided to post weekly updates and many more upcoming reviews await you. Thanks for sticking around guys, means a lot.