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Out of the Night That Covers Me



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Author
Devoto, Pat Cunningham
Descriptors
African-Americans
Black Experience
Child Abuse
Civil Rights Movement
Coming-of-Age
Family Relationships
Farm Life
Responsibility
Southern Fiction
Location/Setting:
Alabama
Time Period:
1950s
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Summary
After his mother's death, John, a sheltered eight-year-old, must live with his Aunt Nelda and her abusive husband on a sharecropper's farm in Alabama. When the local banker, a kind and just man, takes John under his wing, he learns firsthand about racial inequality, politics, power, and greed.
Critique
A powerful and haunting story. Skillful attention to historical detail. Author's sense of time and place is extraordinary. Highly recommend.
ISBN
0446527513
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# of Pages
416
Published
2001
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Reviewer's Initials: RW


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