Hey, Liberal!



In This Honest Novel Set In The Racial Tinderbox Of Chicago In 1969, Thirteen Year Old Simon Fleming, The White Son Of A Civil Rights Activist Minister, Is Sent To A Predominately African American High School, Feeling Charged By His Parents To Carry Out The Family S Commitment To The Community And School Integration Here, He Is Dropped Into A World Where Gang Warfare, Drug Abuse, And Violence Are Rampant Simon S Quest For Survival Takes Him Through A Failed Student Boycott Organized By Community Leaders, As Well As Through Numerous Race Riots, And Brings Him Into Contact With Gangbangers, Political Activists, Racist Cops, And Unlikely New Friends Hey, Liberalexposes An Out Of Touch Education System And The Universality Of Racial Violence Amid A Nation Moving, Inch By Hard Fought Inch, Toward A Culturally Diverse And Inclusive Future.Hey, Liberal!

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  • Paperback
  • 312 pages
  • Hey, Liberal!
  • Shawn Shiflett
  • 03 January 2018
  • 161373560X

10 thoughts on “Hey, Liberal!

  1. says:

    To be honest, I have no idea what I expected when I picked this book up at the library It didn t really have any sort of resolution like I expected it It also didn t have the white hero in the midsts of POC, so there s that It was all a bit much It was too wordy at times, too white privileged at times, but it was based on the author s experiences I m torn I think this book did exactly what the author wanted It s not about one side or the other, it s presenting how Chicago was during this To be honest, I have no idea what I expected when I picked this book up...

  2. says:

    Imagine being afraid to go to school Not being safe in the place kids are supposed to feel the safest Truly scared that you might not make it through the day unscathed This book is a very timely one, as our country is currently going through a situation where kids are feeling just that, unsafe at school Hey, Liberalgives us a glance into the life of Simon, a freshman at Dexter High very similar to Lincoln Park High , a predominately black school, during the late sixties We watch as Simon Imagine being afraid to go to school Not being safe in the place kids are supposed to feel the safest Truly scared that you might not make it through the day unscathed This book is a very timely one, as our country is currently going through a situation where kids are feeling just that, unsafe at school Hey, Liberalgives us a glance into the life of Simon, a freshman at Dexter High very similar to Lincoln Park High , a predominately black school, during the late sixties We watch as Simon learns to navigate through the...

  3. says:

    A really enjoyable read I particularly liked the character development Simon struggles though his freshman year as a minority White student at an almost entirely Black and Latino central city high school in Chicago His interaction with his high school friends and teachers seems very real In particular, I enjoyed the relationships with druggy Louis, and Black fellow baseball team member Clyde.I think the unblinking portrayal of the trials all go through gave me a lot to think about I recomme A really enjoyable read I particularly liked the character development Simon struggles though his freshman year as a minority White student at an almost entirely Black and Latino central city high school in Chicago His interaction with his high school friends and teachers seems very real In particular, I enjoyed the relatio...

  4. says:

    This was a good book It provides an accurate look at race relations in the 1960 s that still holds true today It would make an enjoyable reading experience won as a GoodReads Giveaway

  5. says:

    At times, holding this book felt closer to holding a mirror I don t feel the sum was greater than the parts, however the parts are worth four stars.

  6. says:

    Quite an amazing book The author certainly didn t pick sides in relation to the unrest of the late 60s I was left shaken at the end and that rarely happens to me.

  7. says:

    At times jarring and extremely intense especially as the action builds in the final third of the novel it forces the reader to face the ugliness of racism I have some minor quibbles about the style why the first person chapter in the middle of the book from a relatively minor character and dialogue at times what was said sounded too modern but overall a great read Although it s set in the late 1960s, the themes and conflicts are still happening today Interesting aside about that, At times jarring and extremely intense especially as the action builds in the final third of the novel it forces the reader to face the ugliness of racism I have some minor quibbles about the style why the first person chapter in the middle of the book f...

  8. says:

    Last night, I stayed up until 3 in the morning reading Shawn Shiflett s Hey Liberal I could not go to bed until I read the conclusion of this coming of age story Set in 1969 in a school district that was teeming with racial tensions, Shawn s father who was strongly committed to the civil rights movement sends him to a mostly black school Shawn is thirteen I kept comparing his experiences to my own I was twelve and went to summer school in an all black school in Indianapolis in 1958 I got Last night, I stayed up until 3 in the morning reading Shawn Shiflett s Hey Liberal I could not go to bed until I read the conclusion of this coming of age story Set in 1969 in a school district that was teeming with racial tensions, Shawn s father who was strongly committed to the civil rights movement sends him to a mostly black school Shawn is thirteen I kept com...

  9. says:

    I just finished reading my copy of Hey Liberal Wow, what a great read It is a funny, accurate and unflinching look at race relations in Chicago in 1969 I hope this story reaches the wide audience it deserves.

  10. says:

    Goodreads winThis was an interesting read It was well written and thought out I would recommend I feel it is a book many people could relate to A good book In a way this book was relatable to today.

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