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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Review of "The Sum of His Worth"
Riveting story about a poor boy, Sonny Poe growing up in Alabama in the '50's and '60's with his widowed mom and two brothers. While out on a little hunting escapade with a buddy, the boys witness the Klan beat and hang a black man. While Sonny gets in all the usual jams a kid his age does, he befriends a black man, Harvey Nixon who teaches the kid how to defend himself. Sonny meets Dr. Joe Peach, a dentist and advocate for civil rights. Dr. Joe takes Sonny under his wing to help guide him after the death of Sonny's dad. When Dr. Joe gets a new Civil Service position reporting injustices to the Feds, Sonny becomes a sort of investigator helping Joe's cause. But corrupt government and the Klan will have none of it and plan to stop the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Joe and Sonny. 5 Stars