Based on the real life story of a little-known figure in the Civil Rights Movement: a white social worker who left the comforts of her life in New York City to travel to the segregated South, comes BEV, a fictionalized account of the strength, compassion, and dangers people faced in their fight to help African Americans achieve equality.After watching the horrifying imagesBased on the real life story of a little-known figure in the Civil Rights Movement: a white social worker who left the comforts of her life in New York City to travel to the segregated South, comes BEV, a fictionalized account of the strength, compassion, and dangers people faced in their fight to help African Americans achieve equality.After watching the horrifying images of dogs, hoses, and violence on March 7, 1965 aka Bloody Sunday, Bev Luther, a white Northerner, determined she could no longer afford to remain a spectator. As a social worker, she knew she was needed to help and march alongside African Americans, Asians, and Latinos in the quest for equality. Along with several other Northerners—mostly whites—she decided to travel down to the tense segregated South right in the middle of an era that would change America forever.With a clear understanding of history and evocative language, BEV is the fictionalized account of those who answered the call to help their fellow citizens earn the right to vote....
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Bev a Caucasian woman from NY championed for the rights of equality + became a larger that life participant in the Civil Rights Movement. She started by marching in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march where she came to know Martin Luther King Jr. A 5 star read.
Besides being a historical record of Bev Luther’s participation in the Civil Rights Movement, Bev by Andrea Williams and Matty Rich is a great story of a young woman becoming self-confident and making an important contribution to society. In 1953, she had suffered serious injuries to her skull and brain in auto accident after falling asleep at the wheel. Ten years later, her mother still didn’t want her to drive. She was currently a supervisor of a social work team at Hillside Hospital when her friend Mickey announced that he and his wife, Rita were going to Mississippi to help with the black voter registration drive. She felt in her heart that she wanted to go and help but also wondered whether or not she would be capable of this brave act. So she called her mother who was still living in California. Should she go or not?This book was a fast read but the details of Bev’s time in Mississippi should stick with you for life. She had some idea of what she would face but had some truly frightening personal experiences. Bev and the other volunteers all had their lives forever changed. I had no trouble in getting into this book and the pages flew by. I feel sad that she has already passed away but I am very glad that her contribution to social justice will not be forgotten because of this book.I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to learn more about the history of the Civil Rights Movement.I received a finished copy of this book as a win from FirstReads from the publisher but that in no way determined my thoughts or feelings in this review.
I received a free copy of this book through the GoodReads First Reads program."Bev" is the story of Bev, a white social worker from the North who goes to Selma to participate in the march for Civil Rights in 1965.I really enjoyed reading this book. It's an easy-to-read experience and a story that draws you in. My only complaint was that the final chapter felt a bit stilted - parts of it read more like an epilogue or an afterward than an actual chapter, but other parts really did make sense as standard chapter and not a formal epilogue.
Exceptional book. Provides great insight into horrible time in history that seems to be repeating itself today. Such an emotional roller coaster as you experience this time through Bev Luther's eyes. Very well written. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend.
I received this book from Goodreads and gifted it to my mom. She hasn't read it yet, but when she does I will update with her review.
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and will review once I've read it.
This book was an awesome book. Loved reading about the civil rights movement.