The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA / Brenda Woods.

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  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Gabriel, twelve, gains new perspective when he becomes friends with Meriwether, a Black World War II hero who has recently returned to the unwelcoming Jim Crow South.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • ISBN:
      9781524737092
      1524737097
    • Accession Number:
      2018022806
    • Accession Number:
      on1032354336
      1032354336
    • Accession Number:
      fay.643672
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WOODS, B. The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA. [s. l.]: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2019. ISBN 9781524737092. DisponĂ­vel em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.643672. Acesso em: 24 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Woods B. The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA. Nancy Paulsen Books; 2019. Accessed November 24, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.643672
    • APA:
      Woods, B. (2019). The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA. Nancy Paulsen Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Woods, Brenda. 2019. The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA. Nancy Paulsen Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.643672.
    • Harvard:
      Woods, B. (2019) The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA. Nancy Paulsen Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.643672 (Accessed: 24 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Woods, B 2019, The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA, Nancy Paulsen Books, viewed 24 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Woods, Brenda. The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.643672.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Woods, Brenda. The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.643672.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Woods B. The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA [Internet]. Nancy Paulsen Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Nov 24]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.643672

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1

Gabriel Haberlin, 12, lives a kid-friendly life in post-WWII Birdsong, South Carolina, even getting a Schwinn for his birthday. But on his first ride, he's almost hit by a car. Fortunately, Meriwether Hunter pushes him out of the way. A friendship between the African American vet and Gabriel results in Hunter getting a job at the Haberlin gas station, but another employee, a rumored Klan member, starts looking to make trouble. There are many books that show segregation and its corrosive effects through the eyes of both white and black children, and in Gabriel's engaging first-person narrative, one can almost see the wheels turning as he realizes what life is like for Hunter and his family, especially after he learns the vet can't speak of his distinguished service due to white attitudes. The characters aren't always nuanced, but there is shading in actions as they try to uncomfortably fit into their society's mores. Gabriel's strong and questioning voice will have appeal for middle-graders, and the story will give them a history lesson as well. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.