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Grease Town

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A heartbreaking history of prejudice, family ties, and the loss of innocence.When twelve-year-old Titus Sullivan decides to run away to join his Uncle Amos and older brother, Lem, he finds an alien and exciting world in Oil Springs, the first Canadian oil boomtown of the 19th century.

The Enniskillen swamp is slick with oil, and it takes enterprising folk to plumb its depths. The adventurers who work there are a tough lot of individuals. In this hard world, Titus becomes friends with a young black boy, the child of slaves who came to Canada on the Underground Railroad. When tragedy strikes in the form of a race riot, Titus's loyalties are tested as he struggles to deal with the terrible fallout.

Though the characters are fictitious, the novel is based on a race riot that occurred in Oil Springs, Ontario, on March 20, 1863. Grease Town is historical fiction at its finest.

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Synopsis:

Titus Sullivan runs away to live in Oil Springs, Ontario to be with his older brother and becomes friends with Moses, the son of freed slaves, but when American bounty hunters invade the town and start a race riot, he fears for the safety of his friend'sfamily.

About the Author

ANN TOWELL was born in Chatham, Ontario, and grew up in Wallaceburg. She was co-finalist, with her husband, world-renowned photographer Larry Towell, for the Dorothea Lange/Paul Taylor Award for work on the Mennonites, a segment that appeared in the 1994 summer edition of Descant magazine. Her first children's novel The Hollow Locust Trees was published by Black Moss Press in 1998. She has four children: Moses, Naomi, Noah, and Isaac and a granddaughter, River Annabelle. She lives near Shetland, Ontario, on a 75-acre farm.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780887769849
Publisher:
Tundra Books
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Author:
Towell, Ann
Subject:
Historical - Other
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Runaway children
Subject:
Fugitive slaves
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Prejudice and Racism
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100209
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Prejudice and Racism

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"Synopsis" by , Titus Sullivan runs away to live in Oil Springs, Ontario to be with his older brother and becomes friends with Moses, the son of freed slaves, but when American bounty hunters invade the town and start a race riot, he fears for the safety of his friend'sfamily.
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