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Brotherhood The Year Is , The South Has Been Defeated, And The American Civil War Is Over But The Conflict Goes On Yankees Now Patrol The Streets Of Richmond, Virginia, And Its Citizens, Both Black And White, Are Struggling To Redefine Their Roles And Relationships By Day, Fourteen Year Old Shadrach Apprentices With A Tailor And Sneaks Off For Reading Lessons With Rachel, A Freed Slave, At Her School For African American Children By Night He Follows His Older Brother To The Meetings Of A Group Whose Stated Mission Is To Protect Confederate Widows Like Their Mother But As The True Murderous Intentions Of The Brotherhood Now Known As The Ku Klux Klan Are Revealed, Shad Finds Himself Trapped Between Old Loyalties And What He Knows Is Right A Powerful And Unflinching Story Of A Family Caught In The Enormous Social And Political Upheaval Of The Period Of Reconstruction


About the Author: A.B. Westrick

A B Westrick is the daughter of Southerners who sought to leave the South behind Raised in Pennsylvania, she later moved with her husband to Virginia and spent hours walking Richmond s brick streets, wondering how her ancestors had fared during and after the War between the States BROTHERHOOD grew from those wonderings A.B Westrick has been a teacher, paralegal, literacy volunteer, administr



10 thoughts on “Brotherhood

  1. says:

    Based on ARCThis book depicts literary conflict flawlessly Young Shad is reminiscent of Huck Finn he is steeped in the ways of the South including the KKK , but finds himself attending a secretive Colored school to learn to read He has to choose between the Brotherhood, which includes his family and neighbors, and his new friends To make sure his friends are safe means to betra


  2. says:

    Brotherhood, by A.B Westrick, is a powerful lesson in situational ethics, how our upbringing, world events, and personal ties shape us, and how we struggle to distinguish right from wrong in our own minds and hearts Brotherhood is about a young boy coming of age, questioning his conscience, wondering who to trust it s about family, country, history, race, prejudice, injustice, an


  3. says:

    The Civil War has ended, but the conflict isn t over Outstanding treatment of a sensitive and controversial topic the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in Reconstruction South, specifically Richmond, VA Appropriately, the protagonist is a white teen boy caught in conflicting currents of loyalties, commitments and aspirations The reader is swept along with his ambivalence and occasional stup


  4. says:

    this book surprised me


  5. says:

    The Klan was a good thing the brotherhood, the chickens..Men supporting on another.they were part of a brotherhood that cared for widows and Confederate orphans and the rest But this business about burning a colored school Shad couldn t let the Klan do it Pg 229 Ah yes a YA novel on the Reconstruction and the Klu Klux Klan told from their point of view poor white men scared and relucta


  6. says:

    When a book starts out with a disclaimer from the author about a subject matter, it can be either a good sign or a bad sign In the case of A.B Westrick s Brotherhood it s a little of both Set in Richmond, Virginia in 1867, Brotherhood follows the story of Shadrich Weaver who wants nothing than to be a man like his older brother Jeremiah, but in the process of doing so learns about righ


  7. says:

    Exciting story about a boy growing up in Richmond, Virginia a few years after the Civil War has ended Westrick s in depth research about the era shows The story and characters remain with me long after I ve finished reading this book


  8. says:

    The book Brotherhood by A.B Westrick is a great book It tells the story of a young boy named Shadrach, in 1867 During that time, in the book racism was very real and scary for any and everyone affected by it This is because of a group called the KKK, or Ku Klux Klan, people in this group terrorize people and their homes because of their skin color Shadrach has an older brother who happens to


  9. says:

    In Brotherhood by A B Westrick is a historical fiction book published in 2013 is based off the K.K.K In 1867, in Richmond, Virginia, a 14 year old boy named Shadrach Weaver apprentices with a tailor Shadrach s brother, Jeremiah, is a K.K.K member, and one night when Shadrach tries to follow his brother to one of the meetings he is caught and joins the K.K.K When Jeremiah is arrested by the Yan


  10. says:

    Great read Very cool to see a perspective of someone that was in the KKK Even though it was fictional.


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