Revolution (The Sixties Trilogy #2)

Revolution (The Sixties Trilogy #2)

by Deborah Wiles


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It's 1964, and Sunny's town is being invaded. Or at least that's what the adults of Greenwood, Mississippi, are saying. All Sunny knows is that people from up north are coming to help people register to vote. They're calling it Freedom Summer.

Meanwhile, Sunny can't help but feel like her house is being invaded, too. She has a new stepmother, a new brother, and a new sister crowding her life, giving her little room to breathe. And things get even trickier when Sunny and her brother are caught sneaking into the local swimming pool — where they bump into a mystery boy whose life is going to become tangled up in theirs.

As she did in her groundbreaking documentary novel COUNTDOWN, award-winning author Deborah Wiles uses stories and images to tell the riveting story of a certain time and place — and of kids who, in a world where everyone is choosing sides, must figure out how to stand up for themselves and fight for what's right.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545106085
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Series: Sixties Trilogy Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 102,857
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Deborah Wiles is the author of the picture book Freedom Summer and the novels: Love, Ruby Lavender; The Aurora County All-Stars; and Each Little Bird That Sings, a National Book Award finalist, and A Long Line of Cakes. She is also the author of the documentary novels Countdown and Revolution, a National Book Award Finalist, and Anthem. She has vivid memories of ducking and covering under her school desk during air-raid drills at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. She also sang in the Glee Club, was a champion speller, and hated Field Day. Deborah lives in Atlanta, Georgia. You can visit her on the web at

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Revolution 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written story about the Freedom Summer of 1964, which gives the reader a good understanding of racial tensions in the South, especially in Mississippi. Loved the photos that were throughout the book.
choirgal04 More than 1 year ago
I apologize in advance for an unhelpful review, and for doing something I (unlike the two apparent children who have "reviewed" this new release before me) never have done before, which is: rate a book I've not yet read. I've left a 5-star rating in order to balance out the two 1-star labels by a couple of those bratty (IMO) role-playing warrior kitties whom the moderators at B&N continually allow to roam rampant on the review pages, unfairly savaging with a mouse click an author's hard work. This book sounds like a very worthy sequel to a highly regarded first work in a planned trilogy, which deserves to be reviewed on its own merits, not as part of some unsupervised pre-teen scavenger hunt. I've of course flagged the other reviews; please feel welcome to report me as well -- I look forward to all three of our entries being removed, as long as it brings this annoying problem to the attention of someone, anyone, at B&N who could provide pest control once & for all... (is there such a thing as a "cyber-spay & neuter" program??) To the author -- you've earned the right to expect better. I'd like to read your work, beginning with the prior novel in this series, and then return with a legitimate review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very interesting and I learned a lot about civil rights
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I haven't read the book Countdown but heard it was fabulous and since we do a unit on the Civil Rights Movement, I decided to read Revolution instead. I really wanted to love it. Unfortunately I did not.  The characters were as deep as a kiddy pool. She did not do a good job developing the characters.  having lived in Greenwood myself, the characters seemed like cardboard cut outs. Maybe I would have been more convinced by the characters if I was unfamiliar with the history and life of Mississippi. I loved the historical documents although some like the Ali and Johnson info seemed to never connect to the story.  Instead of this story connecting everything it seemed like it had too many loose strings hanging out.  There was no depth to the family issues and it seems like that took away from connecting to the characters.  although she seems to have done her research  And again the historical documents and photos were great, it felt like the author did not do that time or place in history justice.  I know it is a young adult book but what happened during freedom Summer was immense.  That impact does not come out of the pages Of this book.Like I said I really wanted to like it.  She did not write a strong enough story and the characters did not do justice to this event in history