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What the community says about Roots
- "A native African boy is captured by his own people and sold into slavery, boarded onto a boat to America and is forced to work the field for the duration of his life. This tale of hardship is told through this young child's perspective, all the way through his descendants, up until the present day relatives of him. The story is powerful and the social advancements are interesting to behold as the pages go further and further."
- "I recently found out my uncle is part African American and decided to read "Roots" which is a book he enjoys. It tells an entire story of a boy getting captured in Africa, brought to America as a slave, and all the stories of his descendants down to the author of the book. I felt like I really learned a lot about my African American heritage and also found the book very interesting. I think it is a book everyone, regardless of race, should read at some point in their life.""Roots is a book that will stay with long after you finish it. It's deeply movng and powerful, recounting the difficult life of Kunta Kinte. This should be required reading of everyone so they can learn about our troubled history. It's emotional but worth the investment."
- "This book looks to be exceptionally written. I talks about the saga of being an african american family, in a very much minority world we live in. The struggles that they faced aging back to a certain era is summed up in this wonderful book. I believe that everyone should read this and it is on my list of books to dive into. The reviews are great and the prices for them are so reasonable. I like that it has a kindle version that way I can take it on the go if I am stuck somewhere and need something to read."
- "Roots is a story of family, of hope, of dreams, of trials and tribulations, a story of one man and his family. I have seen the movie twice, so I decided to finally read the book. It is SO much better! The development of characters is second to none, and I loved the storytelling quality of Mr. Haley."