Fifteen-year-old Rob Garrett wants nothing more than to escape the segregated South and prove himself. But in late 1950s Virginia, opportunity doesn’t come easily to an African American. So Rob’s parents take the unusual step of enrolling their son in a Connecticut boarding school, where he will have the best education available. He will also be the first student of color in the school’s history. No matter—Rob Garrett is on his way.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - satyridae - LibraryThing
Gripping, true to life story of a young southern black boy who goes North to boarding school, sent by his parents to escape segregation. Well-written though there are a few spots where the grown judge drowns out the vulnerable boy. Very nicely done, overall. Read full review
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The character seems more like a vessel for historical information than an actual boy living through the time. While I think this book certainly serves a purpose, it was not an overly enjoyable reading experience for me. Read full review