- File Size: 1096 KB
- Print Length: 200 pages
- Publisher: Write Integrity Press (October 9, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 9, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075DHXRKF
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #949,080 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Set in the 1920s in Louisiana, young Sal wrestles with doing the right thing in situations that are unclear at times—when doing the right thing may mean more danger or punishment or persecution. Readers fall into a small town being affected by the mafia and bootlegging during the Prohibition. One also learns about discrimination of Italians and Negroes.
My daughters also found this an excellent book. The following is what they said:
Emily, 12, said the book was exciting and interesting with no boring parts. She liked Sal and Antonina and the tension brought on by their detective work.
Kaitlyn, 15, said she was in constant suspense and wanted to keep reading to know what would happen. She said it was a good story, never boring. While trying to figure out who the bad cop was she found herself second guessing. She hopes there is a sequel because she would like to know what happens to grown up Sal and Antonina.
I think teachers would find value using this book in the classroom because there would be many points for discussion, and it would be a book both boys and girls would find appealing.
The Other Side of Freedom is another wonderful book by Christian author Cynthia Toney. And, like other Toney books I’ve read, this one is perfectly acceptable to share with the teens and tweens in your life: it is a clean read. 1920s Louisiana is the setting, so it’s perfect to work into a homeschool literature and history lesson as well. There is even a set of student study questions at the end. Another huge perk for families is that the main character is a boy and one of the main supporting characters is a girl, so (at lease it seems so in our house) both boys and girls will relate.
In summary, members of an Italian immigrant family, due to no fault of their own, get mixed up in a Mafia crime. There is a little bit of violence, but not graphic. (My oldest is horrified at even the mention of blood, but she was able to enjoy this book.) She learned not only about immigrants and Prohibition, but also racial issues between Whites and Blacks during that period in American History.
The story opens by immediately drawing you into the excitement. From there, the pace is even and the characters are well-developed. It is exciting and has some cool plot twists. If I’d had a little more time to myself, I would have been able to read it all in one sitting: it’s hard to put down. I’m very glad I bought this to add to my family’s collection of Cynthia Toney books, and I hope she keeps writing more!
The time of Prohibition, mobsters, and segregation was a complicated time.
This story of prejudice and justice is beautifully told through the eyes of thirteen-year-old Sal, a first generation Italian boy. It’s both exciting and thought provoking for both young adults and fully grown ones.