In Deed So, we see the change that the 1960s brought about, and we witness these events through the eyes of a young girl, Haddie Bashford. She tells of segregation, political movements, and the Vietnam War all with the perception of a twelve year old. All Haddie wants to do is leave the small town of Wicomico Corners, Maryland behind. However, when a white handicapped boy’s beating leads to the death of a black boy, racial tensions flare as the case goes to trial and Haddie finds that her town is turned upside down. Haddie herself is swept up in the current of change that is moving across the nation. Can her town be saved?
This novel deals with the turmoil of 1960s America, and how that turmoil affects the life of a young girl. The author, Katherine A. Russell, portrays Haddie brilliantly, as well as the world she sees. I found that this book was a truly remarkable read, and the way the author showed the workings of small towns was spot on. If you want a glimpse into this era, I highly recommend this book.