Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"Daughters of the Revolution" by Carolyn Cooke Review

Daughters of the Revolution
Carolyn Cooke
"It’s 1968. The prestigious but cash-strapped Goode School in the town of Cape Wilde is run by its aging, philandering headmaster, Goddard Byrd, known to both his friends and his enemies as God. With Cape Wilde engulfed by the social and political storms of integration, coeducation and the sexual revolution, God has confidently promised coeducation “over my dead body.” And then, through a clerical error, the Goode School admits its first female student: Carole Faust, a brilliant, intractable fifteen-year-old black girl.

What does it mean to be the First Girl?"

What we thought: This book covers a lot of ground...from social class to sexism and women's lib...the time in which most of the story takes place was a hotbed of controversy.  This book tells the story from several points of view which gives the reader a fuller understanding of the whole story rather than just one characters point of view.  The fact that Cooke carries through the rest of the story is nice as the reader gets to find out how each character's life pans out.  This was a quick and pleasurable read.  ABCD Diaries gives "Daughters of the Revolution" by Carolyn Cooke an A!

Buy It: Find "Daughters of the Revolution" at your favorite bookstore!

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this book for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone

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