Monday, July 8, 2013
WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD by SusanCrandall
Excellent book, I highly recommend it. Starla, a ten year old girl runs away from her grandmother's house to find her mother. Starla jumps before she thinks. How will she get all the way from Mississippi to Nashville, what will she eat on the way? Starla is picked up by a black woman as Starla walks down the road. But she doesn't know what she is in for until she gets to Eula's house. The setting is a time when civil rights was very much an issue. Starla learns about family, real life away from a small town, and the difference between white and black people during this time in the south.