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Moses, Sheila: The Legend of Buddy Bush.

Moses, Sheila THE LEGEND OF BUDDY BUSH. ISBN 0-6898-5839-6. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004. 224 pp. $15.95. The Legend of Buddy Bush plays with your emotions. One minute you're seething with anger at the way blacks were treated; the next, you're laughing at the stories Uncle Buddy tells his niece Pattie Mae. Pattie Mae, a 12-year-old girl, is the narrator of this story. She shares the experiences of her uncle, whose character is based on a combination of a historical character and the author's family stories. The first three-quarters of the book were a bit slow for this reviewer; however, towards the end, Buddy Bush's escape and subsequent wild goose chase become quite exciting. By the end of the book, you're likely to grow very fond of the characters, including Pattie Mae's grandfather. This book helped me to understand how African Americans living in Canada have been treated and what they have had to overcome. Ages 12 up. Reviewed by Adora Nwakwesi, age 14, Toronto, ON
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Author:Nwakwesi, Adora
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Date:Jun 22, 2005
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