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During a long, hot July in 1863, the worst race riots the United States has ever seen erupt in New York City. Earlier that year, desperate for more Union soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln instituted a draft-a draft that would allow the wealthy to escape serving in the army by paying a $300 waiver, more than a years income for the recent immigrant Irish. And on July 11, as the first drawing takes place in Lower Manhattan, the city of New York explodes in rage and fire. Stores are looted, buildings set on fire, and black Americans are attacked, beaten, and murdered. The police cannot hold out against the rioters, and finally, battle-hardened soldiers are ordered back from the fields of Gettysburg to put down the insurrection, which they do-brutally.

Fifteen-year-old Claire, the beloved daughter of a black father and Irish mother, finds herself torn between the two warring sides. Faced with the breakdown of the city-the home-she has loved, Claire must discover the strength and resilience to address the new world in which she finds herself, and to begin the hard journey of remaking herself and her identity.

Synopsis:

In this innovative novel about the Civil War draft riots in New York City, a "New York Times"-bestselling author tackles hotbed issues of war, race, justice, and equality.

About the Author

Walter Dean Myers is the critically acclaimed author of such celebrated novels for youth as the New York Times Best—Selling Monster; the Newbery Honor—winning Somewhere in the Darkness and Scorpions; Shooter, the basis for the 2009 film Case 219; and the Coretta Scott King Award—winning Fallen Angels and Slam. Look for Monster also available on audio from Listening Library.  

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307583383
Author:
Myers, Walter Dean
Publisher:
Listening Library
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Full Cast
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Various
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Full Cast
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Various
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. Civil War
Subject:
historical fiction;civil war;screenplay;race;race relations;fiction;racism;riots
Edition Description:
Three CD
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.90x5.10x.63 in. .26 lbs.
Media Run Time:
156
Age Level:
from 12

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Audio Books » Children's
Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » Civil War
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Prejudice and Racism
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Violence

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