This book is fun, exciting, and has many interesting characters. Each chapter is a new story and really highlights the life of african americans and segregation during the time period. Overall we really enjoyed this book!
The story itself is a simple yet interesting one. It shows the struggles of African Americans during the time period in the USA as well as how to be kind to all no matter what. However, This book contains the N word which I felt was inappropriate for a ‘good & beautiful’ book. Another word could have been used in its place and still retained the emotion and meaning. I wish a disclaimer had been put on the information that the book contained this word.
Response from The Good and the Beautiful
Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your concerns. We have reviewed the book and decided to update the wording in future printings.
Such a sweet story about the Freed Family!
This was a fun, uplifting book that shows even when faced with trials, we always have the chance to be happy. It touched on the heavy topic of racism in such a sensitive way. This book was a proper Lady Cake delight! We really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it!
My 8 year old loved it! She says: “I loved it because of the messages about bravery, friendship, and how they were treated equally. It made me feel happier and I felt like I could do more to help all people be treated better and equal.”
Little Joe’s family has been saving money for a long time, and they are finally able to follow their dream of buying a 40-acre farm. As the only African American family in their rural town in the mid-1900s, they face challenges, but they face them with kindness and optimism that changes the hearts of those around them.
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