Deborah Wiles and Catherine
Revolution is a strong shaped, and moving historical fiction story about the Civil Rights Act of 1963. This book is written by Deborah Wiles, and takes place in Greenwood, Mississippi. The main character, Sunny Fairchild is a young girl who faces the Civil Rights Act and during the time, in 1963, blacks and whites are segregated. One conflict that happened so far in the book is that when Sunny and Gillette went to swim in the pool, Sunny found a dark object, and it turned out as a Negro boy swimming in the same pool as Sunny and Gillette.
There are many characters in Revolution, so many you can’t count them. The main character, Sunny Fairchild is a brave and friendly protagonist like all other characters in this book. But sometimes she can be a little rude and go beyond the borders, meaning she can go too far with something and go into someone else’s personal business. In the book, a conflict happens, the conflict is one night, her brother, Gillette and her when swimming in a private pool and they were swimming with each other until Sunny and Gillette found a dark object in the pool, they didn't know what is was so Sunny took a risk to touch the dark object, when she touched a Negro boy popped out of the pool, grabbed his white high top sneakers, and ran off. This conflict is character vs. society because at that time, in 1963, blacks are fighting for freedom and many tragic and accomplished events happened during these days. It is also character vs. character because the blacks and whites are fighting against each other. In this book, we wouldn't do anything without characters in the book.
Life or Death
The main character in Revolution by Deborah Wiles is Sunny Fairchild she is a brave and a friendly protagonist. She is the main character and she is faced with a conflict that either is life or death. The conflict is one night she and her step brother, Gillette snuck into a private pool at dark and then when Sunny was swimming she saw a dark thing underwater and reached in and touched it, after that moment a boy popped out of the water, onto the patio, grabbed his high top shoes, and ran, that boy, was a colored boy.One trait that Sunny demonstrates is bravery because she stands up for her family, friends, and herself. If something dangerous happened Sunny would find out what it was and if it leads to a safe side she will risk it to get to the other side. To proof that Sunny Fairchild is brave on page 58 the text states “You know I could arrest you.” This quote is from when Gillette and her went swimming and found a colored boy in the pool. This shows that Sunny is brave because she didn’t deny or run away, she held it in.
In this picture, people are trying to attract people to register for the Mississippi democratic party and try to fight for freedom. In many parts of the book, negroes and whites do this, and did this 1963. Sometimes, they could get in trouble but if they did they kept on fighting for their freedom.
This picture is a picture of Sunny and the boy with the high top shoes in a private pool at night. When Sunny and Gillette were swimming they were swimming with a colored boy. In 1963, this could be really bad and perhaps against the law and the three of them would have been arrested. It was bad because at the time, negroes were fighting for freedom, they did whatever was possible to be free.
In this picture, people are protesting for freedom. They are protesting because they want freedom, so that everyone could be equal. In one part of the book, negroes are protesting for freedom outside of the town house in Sunny’s town. In 1963, more than two people protested about freedom, and some protests in 1963 could be very harmful and dangerous, some included bombs, firefighters spraying the protesters, and other dangerous events like that.
Register to Vote
This picture, is a picture of white and Negroe people protesting with signs that say ¨Register to Vote¨
One man, One vote
In this picture, a women is holding up a sign that says ¨One man, One vote" The woman is in front of the Leflore Court House which is actually where the setting is in the book.
Voting is a Right
In this picture, two men are holding signs in Greenwood, MS that say ¨Voting is a Right¨
Register to Vote
One man, One vote
Segregation, Protests, and Votes at the Court house
Where: Leflore Court House, Greenwood, Mississippi
What: Protests and Votes
At the courthouse there were protests, meaning probably that there was tragedy and some were non-violent. First, Negroes and whites weren't as post to go to the same places at those times. “I did see Negroes picketing the court house one day, with some ministers- they wore their minister collars-walking back and forth quietly with signs that said “Freedom Now” and “One man, One vote."pg. 228 This quotes means that the Negroes were protesting and fighting for freedom in public places.
John F. Kennedy announces civil rights bill will be sent to Congress
When: June 11, 1963
What: John F. Kennedy announces Civil Rights billIn the book, the main character, Sunny Fairchild doesn't understanding why John F. Kennedy is reuniting coloreds and whites together. Also because Sunny thinks that each color have their own thing, which they do, and John F. Kennedy wants to reunite the two colors together.
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
What: Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recites ¨I Have a Dream" speech
In the book, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recites the “I Have a Dream” Speech and Sunny saw it on the television set. He makes a remark of how this country should be and how the people living in 1963 will solve it and make it a country that doesn’t provided segregation but provides peace.