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Dream Country

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Gripping five-generation saga of an African American family.

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African American and African history are brought vividly to life through the gripping, inspiring, and often tragic story of five generations of one family. Racial prejudice is at the core of Dream Country -- Kollie is both too black and not black enough for his African American classmates, and the Congo people treat the indigenous people of Liberia as harshly as plantation owners had treated their ancestors. This should open up some serious discussions about the nature of prejudice and what it would be like to experience it from someone very much like yourself.

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