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Leon's Story

Leon's Story

1998 Story Books
Ages: 10 & Up
Author: Leon Walter Tillage
Illustrator: Susan L. Roth
ISBN: 0-374-34379-9
Hardcover Price: $14.00
Review:
Distilled from taped interviews, Leon’s autobiographical story is a moving account of an African American growing up in the segregated south. Leon Tillage grew up on a farm outside of Raleigh, North Carolina as the second of a sharecroppers nine children. Living through injustices - some that are horrifying - that would deeply embitter most people, Leon nevertheless speaks with an unruffled calm and dignity that was forged in the fire. A scary, riveting oral history.
Kemie Nix   ©1998 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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