Friday, September 30, 2016

MIDNIGHT WITHOUT A MOON: The Emmett Till Murder Through the Eyes of a Teenage Girl

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It’s Mississippi in the summer of 1955, and Rose Lee Carter can’t wait to move north. But for now, she’s living with her sharecropper grandparents on a white man’s cotton plantation.


Then, one town over, an African American boy, Emmett Till, is killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. When Till’s murderers are unjustly acquitted, Rose realizes that the South needs a change . . . and that she should be part of the movement. 

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COMING JANUARY 2, 2018!
A SKY FULL OF STARS: The Aftermath of the Emmett Till Murder Through the Eyes of a Teenage Girl

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In the sequel to the powerful MIDNIGHT WITHOUT A MOON, readers will again be transported to the 1950s in this captivating novel that seamlessly blends a fictional portrait of the life of an African-American girl and factual events from a pivotal era in American history.