Traitors Of The American Dream by Donald Reaves

October 12, 2018

By Amelia Miller

The first time I read Traitors of the American Dream, I was in my education program in college. It was one of the fastest, educational reads I had. Knowing that I was going into the profession of teaching, it is no surprise at all that this book spoke to my heart. What made it even better was the research to back up everything I'd known about, considered truthful, experienced, and loved about reading and being read to.
Traitors of The American Dream was derived from true events regarding the agony, torment, and discrimination faced by the rural black youth of yesterday until today. It talks about the corruption and crookedness among our justice, legal system and politicians and how it leaves the poor and the middle class unprotected and has been suffering for a long time now. These issues and wrongdoings have been going on for years and is still happening nowadays. This book has an important message for America and its people. This heartfelt and profound rural American saga meticulously illustrates the pain, suffering, and injustice system. The notions of the author were real, straightforward, honest and self-evident and this is what makes this book really great.
I want to read this book over and over. I want to dog-ear it and take notes in the margins. I ‘ve always loved books that change the way I think in a positive way and this was surely one of them. It assents me to question my own morality and opened up windows of thought that I had to bend my brain around. I read it quickly, but the information was written in such an accessible and approachable manner, it was wonderful. It’s definitely a wake-up call for me and I am sure it will be for other readers too. It was really a life-changing experience. I just can’t say enough about how amazing I thought this book was and what it did for me and my knowledge. This book is highly recommended. 

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