Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Brotherhood by Anne Westrick
With his father dead, the "Yankees" occupying his city, and the newly freed African American men taking the jobs created by Reconstruction, life is difficult for Shad and his family. The discontent of the community is palpable and gives rise to the Ku Klux Klan as an organization "dedicated to supporting the needs of the widows and families of fallen Confederate soldiers." Shad and his brother join up, Shad thinking it a good thing to take care of those around him. As things get out of control, Shad starts to realize that the Klan is dangerous and he must decide where his loyalties lie - family, Klan, or what he feels is right in his own heart. I highly recommend this read!