The Matchlock Gun is a Newbery winner and also super-racist. It was even more awful to read through this slogging and ridiculous piece of junk.
Set in 1756 in the colony of New York and that is really all you need to know besides, don't bother.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.