The Help on audio book, and saw the movie, then my mom picked that one for her book club selection. Which either I didn't blog about or I just can't find. But I'm sure you've heard about it. If not you need to climb out from under your rock.
And then I read a few other books but not too long ago I picked up a book that I had bought in the library sale room for .25. It was called The Penny. The Penny is about a young white girl who is being abused by her father and becomes friends with a black girl and her family in the time of the civil rights movement. There is a lot about the desegregation of schools and about how the whites and the blacks didn't hang out in each other's neighborhoods. It was a really good book, you should check it out if you haven't read it before.
Then the new book club group I'm in picked The Swan House to read. The Swan house is a story about Mary Swan. Mary Swan is a rich little WASP as she refers to herself several times in the book. Her artist mother is killed in a plane crash. After she dies she leaves quite a little mystery about herself, which Mary Swan works to uncover. While she is busy doing that she falls in love with a black boy (during the time of the civil rights movement). It really is a great book.
So you see, I ended up reading three books about the civil rights period of time, all by chance. I have to say I'm kind of glad I was born after that was all over with. It seems like such a scary time to live.Pin It