Saving Savannah

Saving Savannah

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Savannah Riddle feels suffocated by her life as the daughter of an upper class African American family in Washington, D.C., until she meets a working-class girl named Nell who introduces her to the suffragette and socialist movements and to her politically active cousin Lloyd.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2020
ISBN: 9781681198040
1681198045
Branch Call Number: YA FIC
Characteristics: 264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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yellow_mustard
Feb 27, 2021

I enjoyed it. Like Bolden said, it's not true that all black people during the late 19th and early 20th centuries were poor, downtrodden souls whose main enemy was the white man. For once, I read a historical fiction book about African-Americans, and the main conflict isn't between Black aspirations vs. Racism, it was more Young Girl's aspirations vs. Society. Saving Savannah is a story about a girl who goes to a female trade school and begins to unlearn all the anti-poor things she's been taught since birth. She meets a young West Indian anarchist and gets drawn into his world, and his cause. In the end, Savannah uses her privilege to help less fortunate Black people without looking down on them; having learned that there are more important things than keeping appearances.

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