Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Monday, March 02, 2009

Would I be brave enough?

After reading Breach of Peace by Etheridge, I wonder if I would be brave enough to be a Freedom Rider. I'm not sure and it disappoints me.

Etheridge found the mugshots of the 1961 Freedom Riders in Mississippi. Inspired and intrigued, he tried to interview and photograph as many of the Freedom Riders as he could find. I look at the mugshots and many are soooo young. Readers hear about their experiences in 1961 and what they have done since. This is a powerful book and must reading.


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