Book 2 did not seem to me to be as dramatic as Book 1. However, some pretty dramatic events took place here. The Freedom Rides, the killing of 3 Freedom Riders by law enforcement officers/KKK and the beginning of the push for a Voting Rights Act are depicted. For the uninitiated the freedom rides were organized to protest a U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Boynton vs. Virginia where segregation on buses was upheld by the Court.
I am looking forward to reading Book 3 which won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature in 2016.