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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - LibraryThing
I lived in an area that had a largely agricultural economy for a couple of years, so I've known a number of migrant working children and I completely understand the point this book tries to make. It is fascinating how the migrant farm workers in our country are so often neglected as a source for major concern. I remember riding to school and passing school buses with people sitting and two and three people deep on the seats. At my school, the children of these families would be temporarily enrolled while their family was in the area only to disappear a few months later bound for somewhere to the north or south depending on the season. Even while they were enrolled, they would only come to school sporadically when they weren't needed to pick whatever was ripe. The migrant workers that I met were most often Hispanic rather than black as this book depicts and I lived on the east coast rather than the west, but the experience was otherwise a perfect echo of the observations I made during my middle school years. It's about time there was some literature that brought awareness to this unjust lifestyle. It is a unending cycle that will continue as long as no outside intervention brings it to light.
Review: Working CottonNutzerbericht - Goodreads
I liked this story about a girl who is growing up as the child of sharecroppers or migrant farmers. It gives a very vivid picture of what it must be like to work out in the fields as a young child. The pictures are really soft which gives the book a dreamy quality, almost like a memory.