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#1696709 in Books Margaret K. McElderry Books 2004-01-01 2004-01-01Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 8.25 x .90 x 5.50l, .87 #File Name: 0689858396224 pages | File size: 38.Mb Shelia P. Moses : The Legend of Buddy Bush (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books) before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Legend of Buddy Bush (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books): 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. EASY READINGBy Georgia S.This was great interpretation of the old south.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. EngagingBy JasmyneWONDERFUL STORYTELLING It
thrills me to read stories from an area within miles of my ancestral hometown - to get a flavor of the times. Woven into the story are places and lifestyles relayed to me by own kinfolk.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. The Legend of Buddy BushBy sogoodtobefreeReading this book was a class assignment. It was not a book I would have gone looking for, however, I found the book very entertaining and intriguing. I would recommend to any teen or young adult. The day Uncle Goodwin "Buddy" Bush came from Harlem all the way back home to Rehobeth Road in Rich Square, North Carolina, is the day Pattie Mae Sheals' life changes forever. Pattie Mae adores and admires Uncle Buddy -- he's tall and handsome and he doesn't believe in the country stuff most people believe in, like ghosts and stepping off the sidewalk to let white folks pass. He unsettles the dust and brings fresh ideas to Rehobeth Road. But when Buddy's deliberate inattention to the protocol of 1947 North Carolina lands him in jail for a crime against a white woman that he didn't commit, Pattie Mae and her family are suddenly set to journeying on the long, hard road that leads from loss and rage to forgiveness and pride. Shelia P. Moses tells a moving and lyrical story in The Legend of Buddy Bush that introduces the remarkable and memorable character of Pattie Mae Sheals -- a girl whose sense of humor, ability to get into "grown folks business," and determination to know the truth will endear her to readers everywhere. From School Library JournalGrade 6-9-In rural Rich Square, NC, the 1947 arrest, trial, escape, and eventual acquittal of African-American Buddy Bush rocked a community and sparked international interest. This fictionalized account is narrated by Pattie Mae, Buddy's 12-year-old niece, a perceptive "ease dropper" who discovers the depths of prejudice and the strength of family. The child adores Uncle Buddy, who has unexpectedly returned home from Harlem. Waiting one evening with his niece for his girlfriend to get off work, Buddy has a brief sidewalk encounter with a white woman who later accuses him of attempted rape. Although Pattie Mae witnesses the whole incident and knows that he is innocent, the efforts of her grandparents and single mother to bail him out of jail are futile. When seven armed Ku Klux Klansmen unlock his cell, planning to exercise their own brand of justice, Buddy escapes into the swamp where the white men fear to follow and heads north into legend. Pattie Mae's coming-of-age story re-creates the racial segregation and tension of a small Southern community, demonstrates the loyalty of family, and exposes the heartbreak of injustice. The child's voice is candid, reflective, humorous, dialectic, and full of colloquialisms and superstitions. Her family and neighbors are well-drawn, idiosyncratic characters bound together by their distrust of the white community. Readers will discover universal truths about fairness, dignity, and compassion, and gain an understanding of the older generation as Pattie Mae realizes that home is where the heart is.--Gerry Larson, Durham School of the Arts, NC Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.From BooklistGr. 6-9. Although it's 1947, folks in Rich Square, North Carolina, still use the sun to tell time, work in the cotton fields, and step aside when a white person passes. Twelve-year-old Pattie Mae dreams of going north, inspired by her urbane uncle Buddy's condemnation of "post slaves stuff." Their shared indignation is grimly justified when Buddy offends a white woman for a breach of etiquette, and she falsely accuses him of attempted rape. As Pattie Mae bears witness to Buddy's dire situation, she also worries about her grandfather's deteriorating health and chafes under her mother's strictness. An endnote with photos explains that Moses blended her own family stories with those of Buddy, an actual historical figure. The result is not always smooth, and the device of relaying information through overheard snippets of "grown folks talk" wears a bit thin. But Patti Mae's first-person voice, steeped in the inflections of the South, rings true, and her observations richly evoke a time, place, and a resilient African American community. Jennifer MattsonCopyright American Library Association. All rights reserved Morgan Freeman, actor director, producer The Legend of Buddy Bush is wonderfully engaging.Angela Johnson author of Heaven, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award Moses captures the hard emotions of one memorable summer that resonates with family love, humor, unbridled prejudice, and loss.Dick Gregory, activist, comedian, actor No one has written a story like this since Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer!Sheila Frazier Black Entertainment Television The Legend of Buddy Bush is a must read. I could smell the dirt as I read this wonderful novel.