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The Legend of Buddy Bush By Shelia P. Moses,

  • Title: The Legend of Buddy Bush
  • Author: Shelia P. Moses
  • ISBN: 9781416907169
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 twelve year old 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 leThe day Uncle Goodwin Buddy Bush came from Harlem all the way back home to Rehobeth Road in Rich Square, North Carolina, is the day twelve year old 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 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.
    The Legend of Buddy Bush 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 twelve year old Pattie Mae Sheals life changes forever Pattie Mae ad

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    1. A fast read, but an excellent one if you re looking for a breath squeezing sucker punch of emotion I really would have liked it to be longer, but I loved the realism of the story and the fact that it was a real chain of events The injustice of the period was a nasty thing, and it s not glossed over It will make you want to clench your knuckles in anger The narrative was so crisp, well written and realistic that I could have sworn that this girl was sitting right by me telling this horrific yet h [...]

    2. This was a quick read that I enjoyed I felt the pace was off I didn t get to know Buddy very well and nothing really happened until about half way through the book.

    3. Library copy In 1947 Rich Square, North Carolina twelve year old Patty Mae lives with her mother and grandparents and adores her Uncle Buddy He s handsome and smart and just home from living up North in Harlem Pattie Mae s mother is a sharecropper but her grandparents own their land, bought through her great great grandfather s labor towards his former slave owner In the midst of racism and injustice Pattie Mae s strong family endures heart breaking trauma as her grandfather slowly dies from a p [...]

    4. Twelve year old Pattie Mae can t wait to go north to visit her older sister and to get away from Rehobeth Road in North Carolina Although she has loving grandparents and a mother who is strict but caring, Pattie Mae is eager to go to Harlem In the meantime, though, she s enjoying spending time with her uncle Buddy, who even takes her to see her very first movie However, Buddy is accused of attacking a white woman, and in the 1947 South, just being black is enough to convict Buddy of a crime he d [...]

    5. I m trying to get in the mood for a presentation I m doing in January on African American literature I saw this on my class bookshelves and realized that I d not read it.I like the honesty in the portrayal of the main character but sometimes it was too honest for my eyesI seriously had to consider whether I wanted to keep the book on my shelves when I realized what was going on about the tiddies I d already had concerns when the main character kept going on and on about pee.In a way, I have conc [...]

    6. Although Pattie Mae Sheals has dreams of going to Harlem, where some of her family lives, she knows that Rehobeth Road in Rich Square is really home But when her grandpa develops a brain tumor and her uncle Buddy Bush who s come to town from Harlem in his sky blue Cadillac and pinstripe suit gets falsely accused of attempting to rape a white woman, Pattie Mae s world turns upside down Grandpa s eyesight gradually begins to fail and Buddy is put behind bars, which of course gives Pattie Mae plent [...]

    7. I first read this book as part of an English class assignment at FSU I found the book very enjoyable and relatable Having grown up in North Carolina in the 60 s, and with a granddaddy very similar to Grandpa Jones,this book brought back memories of being on my granddad s small farm helping, with the chores and most importantly listening to him tell stories of how things was and how he and his family had to live I could see myself in Pattie Mae, for I had an uncle who lived in Harlem and I too al [...]

    8. this book grap my attention.i in enjoy reading it n the lengend of buddy bush uncle goodwin wen he came from america n pattie was about 12 years old n on that day wen uncle goodwin came home pattie her life all change.uncle goodwin wen he came from america he has a car n wen he ask pattie if wen wanded to go for a ride n she wen for a ride after sheriff stop then n uncle goodwin wen to jail between wen he wen to jail pattie wen home the sheriff took her wen she gt home she toll uncle goodwin dad [...]

    9. 2005 Coretta Scott King award honor bookNational Book Award finalistHistorical fiction based on actual events, takes place in 1947 North Carolina Narrated by Buddy s 12 year old niece, it is the story of a black man falsely charged with the attempted rape of a white woman.

    10. The novel reads slow Very little action takes place and it is predictable That being said, the kids were engaged with this readaloud The novel did a good job showing the life, feelings, and experiences of an African American girl in the American South in 1947.

    11. A great glimpse of the Jim Crow South through the eyes of a young black girl Takes place in Rich Square, NC where my grandmother was from.

    12. Two recollections woven into one Easy, fast read Not a favorite, but good portrayal of a young, coming of age girl s views of the prejudice around her Coretta Scott King Author Honor book.

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