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It's 1962, a year after the death of Sam's father--he was a war hero--and Sam and her mother must move, along with their very liberal views, to Jackson, Mississippi, her father's conservative hometown. Needless to say, they don't quite fit in.
     People like the McLemores fear that Sam, her mother, and her mother's artist friend, Perry, are in the South to "agitate" and to shake up the dividing lines between black and white and blur it all to grey. As racial injustices ensue--sit-ins and run-ins with secret white supremacists--Sam learns to focus with her camera lens to bring forth the social injustice out of the darkness and into the light.

Synopsis:

Margaret McMullan, the acclaimed author of How I Found the Strong, and When I Crossed No-Bob, delivers a masterfully crafted novel about photography, tragedy, romance, racism, and family set in the segregated South during the civil rights movement.

About the Author

Margaret McMullan is the acclaimed author of When I Crossed No-Bob and How I Found the Strong, as well as the adult novels In My Mothers House and When Warhol Was Still Alive. Her work has appeared in such publications as Glamour, the Chicago Tribune, and Michigan Quarterly Review. She is a professor and the chair of the English department at the University of Evansville in Indiana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547488080
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Subject:
Situations / Emotions & Feelings
Author:
McMullan, Margaret
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : People & Places - United States - African
Publication Date:
April 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Grade Level:
5-9
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Age Level:
10-14

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Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Emotions and Feelings
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Prejudice and Racism
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Violence

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Margaret McMullan, the acclaimed author of How I Found the Strong, and When I Crossed No-Bob, delivers a masterfully crafted novel about photography, tragedy, romance, racism, and family set in the segregated South during the civil rights movement.
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