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The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA

by Brenda Woods

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Gabriel, twelve, gains new perspective when he becomes friends with Meriwether, a Black World War II hero who has recently returned to the unwelcoming Jim Crow South.

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In a small town outside Charleston SC, Gabriel celebrates his 12th birthday with a new Schwinn Autocycle Deluxe bicycle. He almost gets hit by Mrs. Betty Babcock but Meriwether Hunter saves his life. Meriwether is a black gentleman looking for work; mentions a skill working with engines. When Daddy loses an employee, Gabriel gets the idea of Meriwether working for Daddy. Told in a folksy voice. ( )
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