Saturday, September 27, 2014

Twelve Years a Slave


Reasons to Read This Book
  1. Although you may not like it, you are not afraid to look at the history of the United States and shudder.
  2. You have a desire to understand underlying causes of much racism.
  3. You enjoy a compelling, unbelievable, heartbreaking, and heart warming story.
  4. You enjoy justice even if it is belated.
  5. You can open your mind to real life horrors.
  6. You enjoy a well written book that keeps you turning the pages in hope.
Reason to Not Read This Book
  1. You have no desire to read about human cruelty.
  2. You know slavery was bad, but it is over and you don't want to think about it.
  3. You do not have the stomach for heart breaking, true stories no matter how they turn out.
  4. You are not from the South, don't care about the South therefore do not desire to be educated about the South.
  5. Gone With the Wind is your version of how you want to believe slavery occurred.


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