I enjoyed reading this book because it helped me understand how blacks were treated many years ago. I have never read a historical fiction book from this time period. I was surprised at how discrimination affected so many things. For instance whites were allowed to have big libraries and African Americans only had worn out books in a small library. I was surprised how people treated KizzyAnn and her brother. I have brother and a sister from Ethiopia and I never knew that African Americans were not treated fairly. When I visited Ethiopia no one was unkind to me. This book helped me see how things used to be. I would like to learn more about this time.