Ok. I gave this book three stars because her story is absolutely tremendous. She overcame a ton of prejudice and backlash all in the name of education. Why isn't it more stars? I got lost several times in the insane amount of history thrown at me. I'm not sure it was all completely necessary. I agree that it needs to be shown that her environment is not as "well off" as my suburb-of-Chicago home is, but it was a bit much. I've never been one for history and dates and names. Her story is great, and heroic, but not everyone is a writer. This book fell short for me.
A more detailed, and in-depth review will be published on my blog. When it is, I will put the link here.