Special Ms. Kohl and classmates,
My January/February Independent Reading book was Leon's Tale by Leon Walter Tillage, and the genre of this book is non-fiction (autobiography). I think that this was an amazing publication and I would recommend this kind of to my own peers. This guide is about the angle of the writer growing up when he was younger. The complete theme of this publication is racism. In Leon's Story the setting is in the 1930's where they live on a farm building in order for his dad to debts by share-cropping in North Caroline. There are absolutely many different disputes in this book but overall it has to perform with racism and the unfair Jim Crow laws (Characters vs Society). This tale is sad; it talks about the racism that African-Americans had to cope with at the time and provide a lot of examples of it. The protagonist in the book is usually Leon; he is friendly to everyone which include whites and tries to perform everything right and firmly believes that everyone needs to be equal. Nevertheless the antagonists are mainly all white people. They're the antagonists in this publication because they hate all African- Americans including Leon and his relatives just because of skin color, and would even see a extent of killing these people because they don't like all their skin color. This guide was brief, and fast paced, yet comprehensive. This book had good particulars; the author would a good work of describing everything extremely clearly, which will made the book much more interesting. The following is an excerpt of the book so you can find what the author's writing design is like, " I remember that as a fresh boy I used to look in the mirror and I would problem my color, my blackness. ” Total this book educated me a whole lot about how awful racism was back then. I might definitely suggest this book if you wish to read anything short and fast paced that will also help you learn a lot more about racism.