The Summer the Wind Whispered My Name: A Novel

The Summer the Wind Whispered My Name A Novel In eight year old Davy Connors leads an idyllic life in his small Midwestern neighborhood But when a black family moves in to the all white community an undercurrent of racism is exposed As the

  • Title: The Summer the Wind Whispered My Name: A Novel
  • Author: Don Locke
  • ISBN: 9781600061530
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1959, eight year old Davy Connors leads an idyllic life in his small Midwestern neighborhood But when a black family moves in to the all white community, an undercurrent of racism is exposed.As the issue draws battle lines between friends and family, Davy finds his sympathy for the new family challenged by his father s bigotry Can the fragmented community overcome itsIn 1959, eight year old Davy Connors leads an idyllic life in his small Midwestern neighborhood But when a black family moves in to the all white community, an undercurrent of racism is exposed.As the issue draws battle lines between friends and family, Davy finds his sympathy for the new family challenged by his father s bigotry Can the fragmented community overcome its prejudices and experience true change and healing

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    1. I don't often give out 5 stars, but I loved this book."With hilarious narrative alongside poignant life leesons, Don Locke has captured growing up in the sixties with all its charm as well as its ignorance. Each chapter reminded me of a Wonder Years episode, causing laughter and tears. It saddened me terribly to close the book at the end."

    2. I'm a fan of Don Locke's work! This particular book should be read by every high school student and deemed "required" reading. In my opinion, I believe this is classic literature at its best! Mr. Locke does such a great job of taking you through this story of an average family living in the 1960's. In the beginning, I learned all about the neighborhood dynamics, and then suddenly everything changed. There were a lot of "hate" crimes going on when a black family moved into their neighborhood. In [...]

    3. This book was really great. I am trying to be more prudent in my giving of 5's (Rex) so I don't want to say it is amazing.but it was great. This book is written from the point of view of the author recounting the summer he was 9 years old, but with the added wisdom and insight of an adultry interesting. The story takes place in 1960 in a suburb where everyone wants and tries to "just fit in"orming was key. This "perfect" neighborhood is shaken up and the story unfolds when a black family moves i [...]

    4. Reactions:Okay, I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I seriously had my doubts when I received this book. I mean it looks like it has the same kind of feel as To Kill a Mocking Bird, and even though that was an okay book, I'm not eager to read a similar story.This book though, is about intergration and how a little boy witnesses the effects of racism when a black family moves into his neighbourhood. Some parts are kinda sad, but the morals are true and there are certainly [...]

    5. One of my all-time favorite reads. The author is funny (he's an illustrator and graphic artist for NBC's Jay Leno), relevent, inspiring, and a great story teller. He weaves a story of a 9 year-old boy growing up in 1960e same timeframe of my youth with an ending that brings together miriads of incidents that occur throughout the book to a final and complete climax. He mentions objects, cliches, habits, and culture relevant to the times. The guy is brilliant and I can't wait to read another of hi [...]

    6. Really liked this look into racism and society, particularly as a young person (22) who didn't grow up in a racially tense environment, and can't understand such a life. It makes it easier to understand the prevalent mindset of my parents' generation when seen through the eyes of the main character, a preteen enjoying his summer.

    7. Don Locke created a wonderful beach read. His laid back writing style greets you like an old friend. You’ll find yourself wandering down your own memory lane. This is a truly enjoyable novel. Stop by my Beach Reads blog for a chance to win this novel. Drawing is September 30.

    8. This book was entertaining, funny at times with some serious issues. It takes you back to the 60s when things were much simpler. To me it felt like somewhere betweeen the movies "Stand by Me" and "The Sandlot". It would make a good summer read.

    9. sent me a free copy of this with my last order. Waiting for Kay's review to see if I want to read this soon or not at all.

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