Cajun Chameleon PDF Ú Hardcover

Cajun Chameleon PDF Ú Hardcover

Cajun Chameleon ➽ [Download] ✤ Cajun Chameleon By Jimmie Martinez ➲ – Cajun Chameleon Reflections of a Recovering RacistCajun Chameleon tells the largely untold story of a poor Southern white boy growing up in New Orleans during the turbulent 1960s and 70s Civil Rights Cajun Chameleon Reflections of a Recovering RacistCajun Chameleon tells the largely untold story of a poor Southern white boy growing up in New Orleans during the turbulent s and s Civil Rights Era that changed the life of all Americans no matter their skin color.

10 thoughts on “Cajun Chameleon

  1. Ann-Marie Ann-Marie says:

    I always like it when a book takes me new places and teaches me important things about the world I grew up in Cajun Chameleon brought to life how Louisiana grappled with the civil rights movement by telling the story through the eyes of Jax Badeaux a young man who seems so real I had to keep reminding myself I was reading a novel Jax watches his world change as people around him are forced to accept integration in all areas of life something he himself doesn't have a problem with He is a remarkably intelligent and compassionate boy and man who can see inside of people to who they truly are Now as this is the story of a southern teenager growing up in the 60's he has his share of wild times drinking and falling for the wrong girls His college days are lackluster He is there only to avoid being drafted He slides from college to a career as a cop In fact he spends years sliding The reader waits for Jax to get his wake up call He doesn't ever get one He gets lots He is a slow learner I guess But eventually he comes to his senses It makes me wonder how much of this book was based on people the author knew in his own lifeA good readI received this book free from the author and publisher in exchange for an honest review

  2. Carlton Phelps Carlton Phelps says:

    If you came of age during the 6o's in the South this is an excellent read If you have little or no idea what it was like growing up in the South in the 60's why haven't you read this book yet? Mr Martinez captured the feel the love the hopes and the sorrow of growing up poor in the South and I feel even worse Jax main character grew up poor in New Orleans I could feel myself feeling the sadness of losing a friend in Viet Nam and maybe losing him a little bit sooner when he was branded as black and Jax couldn't see him as often and at times betrayed his memory for a girl Only to learn later in life what is really importantI'm not giving up But needless to say don't miss out on this bookI also want to thank Mr Martinez for giving this book away on Goodreads and making it personal I will be reading his other books for sure

  3. Cory L Cory L says:

    Great read and introspective bookI thoroughly enjoyed reading a different take on growing up in New Orleans Jax is an interesting character and I enjoyed his journey of enlightenment You have to respect someone who can admit the mistakes of the past and take steps to make amends for them You can’t change what you’ve done but you can change who you become

  4. Joy Williams Joy Williams says:

    Cajun Chameleon is a fictionalized memoir which is a difficult position to hold without sounding phony But Jimmie Martinez pulls it off so well that I totally forgot that this story was fictionalized As to the story itself which is why I wanted to read the book it is most interesting and illuminating Jax Badeaux is a Creole growing up in New Orleans in the 60s Creole was usually counted as white by most of N'awlins society and the law but Jax's favorite Native American cousin wasn't indeed was verbally abused as a nigger by his big fat nasty mother in law to be who was Creole and thus white even though in reality she was darker than he It was a moment of awakening for Jax There are other moments along the trajectory of his life and they show how a boy raised in the projects in the Ninth District broke free of the social rules and began to really think for himself trying in his own individual way to treat all people eually

  5. Andrea Andrea says:

    I enjoyed the book It covered the time when prejudice was high segregation in the south was in effect in New Orleans The book covered the period of the civil rights act and the death of President Kennedy and MJKWhat made it readable rather than a history book was that it was written in the eyes of one person It showed examples of how the entire process effects someone’s life in a number of episodes and incidents It even allowed you to see both sides of the issuesSo it was an enjoyable read about a tuff topic that never seems to go away

  6. Kirk Weikart Kirk Weikart says:

    Travel with a poor young man as he comes of age in 1960 1980 New Orleans Jax reflects throughout his life on topics such as racism corruption and love It was rewarding to see life from a perspective of modern thought and then super imposed into the 1960's The author spoke deeply and compassionately making me wonder if some or all of the novel was autobiographicalOn a sour note the last 50 pages seemed poorly edited with a lot of typos and grammatical errors

  7. Danielle Patarazzi Danielle Patarazzi says:

    Great book about a boy growing up in the segregated south coming to terms with the race issues he faces every day

  8. Gary Dauphin Gary Dauphin says:

    What a terrific book Although it is fiction it is based on the life lessons on Jimmie Martinez one of the few respectable influencers in the New Orleans society today Really enjoyed this read

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