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Yankee Girl reader ã 224 pages Download à [PDF / Epub] ✎ Yankee Girl ☂ Mary Ann Rodman – Danpashley.co.uk Mississippi and integration in the 1960sThe year is 1964 and Alice Ann Moxley's FBI agent father has been reassigned from Chicago to Jackson Mississippi to protect black people who are registering to Mississippi and Nt from the Cheerleaders much worse than what Alice is put through Soon Alice realizes the only way to befriend the girls is to seem like a co conspirator in their plans to make Valerie miserable It takes a horrible tragedy for her to realize the complete ramifications of following the crowd instead of her heartAn unflinching story about racism and culture clash in the 196 The main characters are drawn true to form; the backstory is one which will make any intelligent and caring person angry but will also make those same people sad because any of this happened In the midst of the civil rights movement the murder of three young civil rights workers and the trials of any black person at that time in Mississippi is the story of two young girls trying to fit in Our Yankee Girl from up North wants to be accepted and included with the popular group and Valerie has to fight to be accepted Our sense of what's right and good is tried at times and our knowledge that violence and hatred seemed to almost be everyday occurrences doesn't make it any easier to understand The author has done a magnificent tour de force

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S the first of two black students at her new school because of a mandatory integration law When Alice finds it difficult to penetrate the cliue of girls at school she calls the Cheerleaders they call her Yankee Girl she figures Valerie being the other outsider will be easier to make friends with But Valerie isn't looking for friends Rather Valerie silently endures harassme “don't you be a chicken alice moxley remember the alice rules” i can’t believe this only has like 500 reviews i thought it was so great it’s set in 60s mississippi and tells the story of a white girl named alice who moves from chicago to mississippi because of her dad’s work; he’s an fbi agent public schools have just been integrated and valerie taylor one of the school’s first black students is in alice’s class alice is called yankee girl for being from up north and she practically doesn’t have any friends so despite the racism and bullying valerie experiences is against all her morals she doesn’t stand up to it in fear of being disliked even that is until a tragedy occurs that changes itthe writing or the characters weren’t the thing outstanding in this novel it was how well the author managed to capture the racism from flat out name calling and hate crimes against black people to the sublety of white people looking away when being asked about eual rights obviously i as a white person have never experienced racism in my life so i it is not my place to talk about it like i know it the way people of colour do but this book was written from a white person’s point of view and watching this story unfold through alice’s eyes made me so so angry it made me realize how far america has come and how much further they still have to go i really liked the characters as well alice sometimes annoyed me but she was a great character overall and her development was very good valerie was just inspiring i don’t think there’s another word to describe her the antagonists were written in a way you just can’t not hate them but i liked how some of them turned out in the endoverall the book is just great people should read it

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Yankee GirlMississippi and integration in the 1960sThe year is 1964 and Alice Ann Moxley's FBI agent father has been reassigned from Chicago to Jackson Mississippi to protect black people who are registering to vote Alice finds herself thrust into the midst of the racial turmoil that dominates current events especially when a Negro girl named Valerie Taylor joins her sixth grade clas Another version of this review can be found here Received with thanks in exchange for an honest review from Usborne Publishing UKtw racism racial slurs used in line with the location and eraYankee Girl follows the story of Alice Ann Moxley a sixth grader who has just had to move to Mississippi from Chicago with her parents on account of her father an FBI agent being assigned to the area to deal with problems due to integration The year is 1964 and much of what Alice goes through is inspired from what the author herself went through in her childhood Right off from her first day in Mississippi Alice sees the difference between there and the North For one she is called Yankee Girl here and for another most people here had little to absolutely no regard for black people If you want to get along around here don't ever stand up for Martin Luther King or anybody coloredAlice uickly learns that showing any kind of support to the blacks would lead to one being labelled Negro lover and was the surest way to being a total social outcast Thus when her school is integrated and she finds herself with a potential friend in Valerie Taylor the daughter of an influential black minster Alice is conflicted should she do what's right or what's easy? Should she give up her hard earned place within the in crowd for this one girl or should she turn a blind eye on what Valerie is subjected to day in and day out? Yankee Girl is a very important book because even though it's set in 1964 it's still very much relevant to today's time and happenings The author does a great job drawing from her experience to build Alice Ann's world and it's all extremely realistic The book manages to portray exactly how bad things were in the 1960s during the time of Martin Luther King's fight for civil rights Heartbreaking and difficult though the accurate portrayal of prejudice is we see the importance of making the right choices and standing up for what we believe in The story rings very true and powerful most possibly due to it being inspired from what the author herself went through As she says in the Author's Note My mother once said 'You know someday you'll be glad you lived in this time and this place You are seeing history in the making You can tell your children and grandchildren about it'She was rightFrom the Pimento loving Southerners with the drawl in their speech to the hardworking resilient and mistreated black people the characters are all very well fletched out We sees Alice Ann's character change from the hopeful enthusiastic optimistic new kid in school to being unsure about what's happening around her and managing to convince herself that she's doing the right thing to a thoughtful friend who doesn't shy away from doing what's really right even if it means she may not be in the safe zone with the in crowd It takes something drastic to make Alice Ann finally see where she went wrong and her internal struggles and awakening to realize what Valerie goes through the bullying particularly are beautifully etched out So this is what it feels like to be in a current event I'd rather read about it in the newspaperAlice Ann has the habit of cutting out headlines from newspapers and pasting them on a scrapbook of sorts What she first only read about she sees herself soon living through and she's not particularly pleased with this change Each chapter starts with a headline from a newspaper and while most often than not they had no relation to what actually happened in the chapter I wish they did they shed some light on what was happening around then One wouldn't find it difficult to get lost in this realistic powerful read and would ideally walk away with lots of food for thought The book makes one think about racism prejudice privilege entitlement and and while it may not be the easiest read it sure is a very relevant book to this time and day and you'd be doing yourself a favor by picking it up as soon as possible Need convincing? If you liked The Hate U Give you'd abso freaking lutely love this one