Reviews

References to significant historical events (Medgar Evers’s assassination, the March on Washington) add authenticity and depth, while Addie’s frank, expertly modulated voice delivers an emotional wallop.

Publisher’s Weekly * Starred Review* 

“Addie’s relationships with her family and friends are interesting and well developed. The civil rights issues that come to a head as Addie’s uncle is arrested and in danger of being lynched will make the injustices of the era vivid for today’s readers….A compelling story that doesn’t oversimplify complex situations.”

– School Library Journal

“Burg offers a sensitive portrait of a young girl and her family, never letting the larger history of the civil rights movement overwhelm the particulars of this one place in time. Addie Ann’s story will help young readers realize that ‘You’re never too young to speak up for justice and lead by your own example.’”

– Kirkus Reviews

A Thousand Never Evers seems destined to become a bright star in the constellation of lovingly written favorite novels passed around among generations of readers.”

– Enicia Fisher,  Christian Science Monitor

A Thousand Never Evers is absolutely wonderful. A gripping read with poetry on each page. The descriptions and dialogue are so real, I found myself underlining passages consistently.”

–  Richard Michelson, Author of As Good As Anybody

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