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Lunch-Box Dream

by Tony Abbott

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Excellent historical novel that adeptly explores the racism and segregation of Jim Crow-era south from multiple perspectives, both black and white. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
I am too kind to write what I really thought about this book. But whoever wrote the jacket copy should have written the book - it was far more interesting.

While this book appears to be about what happens when a "white" family interact with an African American family in the 1950's segregated south, the actual event is almost tossed away, and the rest of the book contains so much filler that by the time it's finished, you're left sifting through the pieces trying to find what happened to the actual narrative.

A poorly written attempt at covering an important subject in America's history ( )
  pbadeer | May 2, 2012 |
Told from multiple points of view, a white family on a 1959 road trip between Ohio and Florida, visiting Civil War battlefields along the way, crosses paths with a black family near Atlanta, where one of their children has gone missing. ( )
  prkcs | Jan 25, 2012 |
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Bobby and his family are visiting Civil War battlefields on the eve of the war's centenary, while inside their car, quiet battles rage. When an accident cuts their trip short, they return home on a bus and witness an incident that threatens to deny a black family seats. What they don't know is the reason for the family's desperation to be on that bus: a few towns away, their child is missing. Lunch-Box Dream presents Jim Crow, racism, and segregation from multiple perspectives. In this story of witnessing without understanding, a naïvely prejudiced boy, in brief flashes of insight, starts to identify and question his assumptions about race.
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Told from multiple points of view, a white family on a 1959 road trip between Ohio and Florida, visiting Civil War battlefields along the way, crosses paths with a black family near Atlanta, where one of their children has gone missing.

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