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The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA

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The Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author tells the moving story of the friendship between a young white boy and a Black WWII veteran who has recently returned to the unwelcoming Jim Crow South. On Gabriel's twelfth birthday, he gets a new bike--and is so excited that he accidentally rides it right into the path of a car. Fortunately, a Black man named Meriwether pushes him out of the way just in time, and fixes his damaged bike. As a thank you, Gabriel gets him a job at his dad's auto shop. Gabriel's dad hires him with some hesitation, however, anticipating trouble with the other mechanic, who makes no secret of his racist opinions. Gabriel and Meriwether become friends, and Gabriel learns that Meriwether drove a tank in the Army's all-Black 761st Tank Battalion in WWII. Meriwether is proud of his service, but has to keep it a secret because talking about it could be dangerous. Sadly, danger finds Meriwether, anyway, when his family receives a frightening threat. The South being the way it is, there's no guarantee that the police will help--and Gabriel doesn't know what will happen if Meriwether feels forced to take the law into his own hands.
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9781524737092
9781524737108
9781980038207
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MG
Level 4.9, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
780L
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subject_facetAfrican American veterans -- Southern States -- Juvenile fiction
African Americans -- Fiction
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Children's stories
Families -- South Carolina -- Juvenile fiction
Family life -- South Carolina -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
Historical fiction
Prejudices -- Fiction
Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction
Race relations -- Fiction
Race relations -- Juvenile fiction
South Carolina -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
South Carolina -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction
United States -- Race relations -- Juvenile fiction
Veterans -- Fiction
Veterans -- Juvenile fiction
title_displayThe unsung hero of Birdsong, USA
title_fullThe Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA
The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA / Brenda Woods
title_shortThe unsung hero of Birdsong, USA
topic_facetAfrican American veterans
African Americans
Families
Family life
Friendship
Historical Fiction
History
Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Prejudices
Race relations
South Carolina
Veterans