A Mighty Long Way: Amazon Vine Review

Posted: August 12, 2009 by datechguy in amazon reviews, internet/free speech

My pre-release review through the Amazon Vine program of Carlotta Walls LaNier’s Biography A Mighty long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School is available at Amazon.com here.

I think the strength of the book is as a general biography rather than simply a story of one of the key events of the civil rights era. I think it also explains the suspicion that many in the black community sometimes still have even decades after the actions of the 1950 & 60’s are anathema to nearly all. After all this is still in living memory.

What strikes me is the importance of the family structure in her coping with events that she as a young teen didn’t see coming. It is the collapse of that structure in the black community that given her sacrifice is simply criminal.

The book is due out in two weeks, it’s well worth a pre-order.

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