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On 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 han Whenever possible you gotta try to see the goings on of life through eyes than just your own because that can help you see things clearly Sometimes it'll even let you see things the way they really are and give you peace of mind Meriweather Hunter uoted from uncorrected Advance Reader CopySet against the backdrop of the Jim Crowe South this historical fiction novel couldn't be timely for middle grade readers The unexpected friendship that develops between Gabriel and Meriweather is the heart of this story I see lots of opportunity for conversation about civil rights acceptance and integrity that align themselves with today's current events I did have two issues as an adult reader that I think would have made the story even stronger and are important to notice as we strive to curate inclusive book collections for middle grade readers One would have been telling the story from Abigail's perspective would have given depth and fill a definite void I'm seeing in middle grade novels set during this time period Also giving a clue to the heart condition earlier in the storyline would have made an event toward the end believable

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The Unsung Hero of Birdsong USAThe 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 SouthOn 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 Such a strong and beautiful story between a boy and a soldier with a past bursting to be shared

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The Unsung Hero of Birdsong Doc ñ À Naturaltreatment ☆ 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 SouthOn Gabriel's twelfth birthday he gets a new bike and is so excited 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 Battali This book was overly simplistic even for a middle grade audience The biggest issue is that it falls under the “magical negro” trope which I am not a fan of A young white boy in the south rides his new bike and is saved by an older black man They become friends and the boy gets the man a job at his dad’s garage Man teaches boy lessons including that African Americans served with honor and distinction in WW2 and were then ‘punished’ when the returned home While it’s important for kids to know this history it could have been told in a sophisticated way