"The Book had lots of drama which showed me events instead of telling me about them."
"A simple, yet touching story about an African-American boy growing up during segregation."
"I thought this book was an interesting way to show a person's life through many different little stories."
"My favorite character was Ma Ponk, a strong and thoughtful woman. She took care of Clifton and always found time to listen to him."
"Some of the characters are very interesting and distinctly different."
"I loved the way the African-American people helped each other in someone's time of need."
"Clifton's family made him the person he is today."
"Love, hardship, and adventure lure you into this book. With a mixture of each of these elements, you will be inspired."
"Although the book was very sad, it shows confidence and bravery."
"This book taught me a lot about racism from a different perspective."
Dr. Gail P. Gregg, Assistant Editor, The ALAN Review
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