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A Thousand Never Evers
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IN KUCKACHOO, MISSISSIPPI, 1963, Addie Ann Pickett worships her brother Elias and follows in his footsteps by attending the black junior high school. But when her careless act leads to her brother’s disappearance and possible murder, Addie Ann, Mama, and Uncle Bump struggle with not knowing if he’s dead or alive. Then a good deed meant to unite Kuckachoo sets off a chain of explosive events. Addie Ann knows Old Man Adams left his land to the white and black people to plant a garden and reap its bounty together, but the mayor denies it. On garden picking day, Addie Ann’s family is sorely tested. Through tragedy, she finds the voice to lead a civil rights march all her own, and maybe change the future for her people.
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Street Date:
06/10/2008
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English
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Level 5.1, 11 Points
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Shana Burg. (2008). A Thousand Never Evers. Random House Children's Books.

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IN KUCKACHOO, MISSISSIPPI, 1963, Addie Ann Pickett worships her brother Elias and follows in his footsteps by attending the black junior high school. But when her careless act leads to her brother’s disappearance and possible murder, Addie Ann, Mama, and Uncle Bump struggle with not knowing if he’s dead or alive. Then a good deed meant to unite Kuckachoo sets off a chain of explosive events. Addie Ann knows Old Man Adams left his land to the white and black people to plant a garden and reap its bounty together, but the mayor denies it. On garden picking day, Addie Ann’s family is sorely tested. Through tragedy, she finds the voice to lead a civil rights march all her own, and maybe change the future for her people.
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        Starred review from June 9, 2008
        Set in rural Mississippi during the civil rights movement, this gripping first novel offers an up-close look at the racism and violence endured in an African-American community. By the time Addie Ann Pickett, the narrator, enters junior high, she is well aware of the racial divisions in her county. She has been warned not to stay on the white side of town after the sun has set and not to “look at white folks too close.” But her older brother and the local minister have different ideas and argue that “there comes a time when a man’s dignity’s worth more than his life.” Caught between her mother’s rule to stay away from trouble and the call to take action, Addie must make decisions, especially when the lives of two family members are at stake. References to significant historical events (Medgar Evers’s assassination, the March on Washington) add authenticity and depth, while Addie’s frank, expertly modulated voice delivers an emotional wallop. Ages 9–12.

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        July 1, 2008
        Gr 5-8-Burg's debut novel, set in 1963, is told through the eyes of Addie Ann Pritchett, a seventh-grade African American. She finds herself embroiled in the Civil Rights Movement that affects her family and her little town in the Mississippi Delta in profound and personal ways. To start, there's the death of the richest man in town, who bequeaths his land to everyone in Kuckachoo so that, "together whites and Negroes shall plant a garden." Addie and her mother work as household help for a young couple in town, where the girl overhears hateful remarks made by members of the Garden Club, who have no intention of sharing the produce from Old Man Adams's land across racial lines. Meanwhile, Addie's brother accidentally breaks the leg of a white bully who is tormenting her cat and flees into the bayou. Elias disappears and is feared drowned. Weaving in and out of these serious concerns are the normal insecurities of a girl on the brink of adolescence. Addie's relationships with her family and friends are interesting and well developed. The civil rights issues that come to a head as Addie's uncle is arrested and in danger of being lynched will make the injustices of the era vivid for today's readers. The protagonist moves from protected innocence out to the larger, often-threatening world and finds strength in her family, her community, and herself. This is not a perfect booksome of the dialogue seems stiff-but it is a compelling story that doesn't oversimplify complex situations."Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Public Library, NY"

        Copyright 2008 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        April 15, 2008
        After Addie starts junior high in 1963 at a segregated Mississippi school, she hears about the church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, and encountersvicious racism close to home: her beloved older brotherruns to escape Klan violence, andshe discovers the horrific secret of her fathers death. When her uncle, falsely accused of destroying a community garden, is denied a fair trial, theNAACP must intervene, and Addie uncovers thereal perpetrator. The huge cast, virtually the whole small town, is hard to keep straight, and Addies detective work is somewhat contrived. But many characters are drawn withcomplexity, and Addies personal narrative captures the poverty and prejudice, as well asthe civil rights struggle in daily life. At the core isdemonic authoritylaw enforcement and judicial bigotry, and laws thatpreventuppity coloreds from registering to vote.Then theresthe one young girl who makes a difference.Appended withextensive historical notes, this debut novelwill work well inthe American history curriculum.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2008, American Library Association.)

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        July 1, 2008
        In 1963 Kuckachoo, Mississippi, Old Man Adams bequeaths land for a garden that everyone in the community can enjoy. It's clear, though, that the white folks don't intend to follow his wishes. After a violent incident forces African American Addie's brother into hiding, tensions run high. Imagery fills Addie's poignant first-person narration of one town's civil rights battle. Timeline.

        (Copyright 2008 by The Horn Book, Incorporated, Boston. All rights reserved.)

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