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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Great Book! READ IT!!!!

Mississippi Trail, 1995 by Chris Crowe Publish in 2002. A historical-fiction base on a true story of Emett Till's murder in the state of Mississippi of 1955. The general storyline was the trial in the summer of 1955, Mississippi; It change Hiram (main character of the b...
Mississippi Trail, 1995 by Chris Crowe Publish in 2002. A historical-fiction base on a true story of Emett Till's murder in the state of Mississippi of 1955. The general storyline was the trial in the summer of 1955, Mississippi; It change Hiram (main character of the book)'s life; His way of looking at his Father and Grandfather and the city Greenwood, Mississippi.
By reading this book, I learned the South was back then, and how racist they were. And I change my way of thinking on Africa-Americans. And thank God, America had changed after this event (the Mississippi trial of 1955). One event can change up your thinking and even life. I recommend this book to today youths, its great and easy book to read and it will teach you a big lesion and it might change your mind of thinking.
Hiram (the main character of the book) growing with his grandparents in city of Greenwood, Mississippi until the death of his grandma, move to Arizona back with his parents, His Dad and grandpa never get along. Hiram love his grandpa more than his dad, until the trial. He sees the other face of his grandpa and Greenwood, and start thinking about why his dad doesn't like Greenwood and all the other stuff he had told him. I think Hiram's character is believable, growing up as a child and didn't know much, and later come back find out how his hometown is like. I believe the author (Chris Crowe) like Hiram and make him that way.
Mississippi Trial, 1955 a life changing book. I really recommend this book this my peers and youths. My old high (WJHS) tell us to read it over the summer, and I would say, "They make a great choice and I bet a lot of my classmate read it and like it.

posted by wiwi on March 1, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

This book sucks

They are rude to blacks. Its very boring. To much nonsense no one gives a big rolling trude about. Its an easy book to read its not fun. I felt drull running down my chin the whole book. I hope this helps.

posted by Anonymous on April 18, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2006

    Conflict of the races: Black vs. White

    Chris Crowe has gathered information from the trial in Mississippi in the year of 1955 and composed it into a novel of conflict, murder, mystery, and society. A young white boy named Hiram Hillburn lives with his Grampa and Gramma in the small community of Greenwood, Mississippi. But during the summer of his 16th birthday, things start to get ugly when a 'negro' teen was brutally murdered after rude comments to a white woman. And as the case goes to trial, conflicts increase and Hiram has to muster hurt, anger and frustration. I recommend this novel to people who enjoy the subject to society and law enforcement matters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2006

    In the heart of racism, one stands up for what's right.

    My opinion of this book is that it's exciting. The book has a murder mystery with the views of Hiram Hillburn, who was at Mississippi at the time, who wants to do the right thing. This was during the years of the Jim Crow laws. The worst part of the book is when Emmitt gets murdered for nothing. The characteristics of this book is poverty to African Americans. I'd recommend this book to anyone that loves interesting, adventerous, and sad books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2006

    Trial of the Mississippi Trial !!!

    Hiram comes home to Mississippi after moving to Alabama with his family.He dicovers that many things have changed since he was younger. He befriends a black boy that is later murdered. Hiram wants justice for his friend and doesnt think that three white men should be above the law. I liked the plot of this book but didnt like the slow start of the novel.I recommend that any young teen who wants to lrean about some of the problems between the black and white during the 1950s should read this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2006

    A Great Combination Between a Historial Novel and Fiction

    Mississippi Trial is a historical fiction book that illustrates the growing racial tension between blacks and whites in the Deep South during the 1950's. This book consist more than racial conflicts, but an up and down relationship between father and son, and how the following generations insight on the world varies. Even though there are a few slow moving scenes sprinkled throughout the book, I would still recommend this novel to young adult African Maerican readers to show how far our civil rights have progressed. The plots in this book are ones that all of us have been faced with and could easily substite the main character with and put in ourselves.throughough the book, I wou

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