Friday, October 17, 2008

Book Review: Mississippi Trial, 1955 by Chris Crowe

Mississippi Trial, 1955is the story of Hiram, returning to visit his grandfather in Mississippi. Things aren't quite the same as he remembered from his childhood days spent there. His sixteen-year-old self begins to see prejudices he never saw as a child. He eventually finds himself caught up in the Emmett Till's horrible murder and the ensuing historic trial.

Mississippi Trial, 1955

Really well written, powerful novel that tells about this important event in civil rights history. I love being able to see through the eyes of someone trying to understand the prejudice of the small Mississippi town and still love his grandfather.

s-factor: !

Maybe a few scattered words.

mrg-factor: none

v-factor: ->
His murder, though not explicitly described, is pretty gruesome.

Overall rating: ****

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