Thursday, December 20, 2007

"New Boy" by Julian Houston

"New Boy" is about a colored boy named Rob in the 1950's. He goes to Draper, a high School in Conneticuit. There has never been any colored students in the history of the school. He makes high honor role and is doing good at Draper. He makes two new friends, one with terrible acne, and another a grade higher then him. But his friends back in his hometown, Virginia, are planing an act against the whites, a sit-in, that could get them injured, or worse, killed. After meeting the girl of his dreams, and seeing his best friends again, will it all end over a sit-in? Read this MUST READ fiction adventure, "New Boy' and find out.
This booked affected me by explaining the way of life for a teenager back in the late 1950's. It got me really intristed in segregation and civil rights. Also there is some language in about every chapter so only mature young adults should read this book.
I would give this book a 4.5 out of a 5 rating.

1 comment:

The Librarian said...

Appropriate choice of photo. It would be very hard for me to go to a new school where I was the only one of my "kind." For more insight on these times, check out "Through My Eyes" by Ruby Bridges, who as a six-year-old, was the first Black American to desegregate her school in New Orleans.