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Midnight Without A Moon

Midnight Without A Moon

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Rose Lee Carter, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl, dreams of life beyond the Mississippi cotton fields during the summer of 1955, but when Emmett Till is murdered and his killers are unjustly acquitted, Rose is torn between seeking her destiny outside of Mississippi or staying and being a part of an important movement.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
ISBN: 9780544785106
054478510X
Call Number: J FIC JAC
Characteristics: 312 pages ; 22 cm
Bib Control Number: 918963

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Apr 30, 2021

Set in 1955 Mississippi, after the beating death of Emmett Till, Rose Lee Carter has to decide whether to stay in her family home, with her bullying grandmother, kind and gentle grandfather, older cousin Queen (who acts like one, despite being pregnant and not married and only 16), and her reluctant-to-talk younger brother Fred Lee, or flee to Chicago to live with an Aunt.

This was a moving read, thought-provoking and highly recommended.

ArapahoeCatherine May 15, 2017

This is a fabulous book about the civil rights movement that will stay with you long after you're done! Rose is one of the best characters I've read, maybe, ever. While it's written for young people, I think adults will find it engaging and eye-opening as well. It felt especially timely as the civil rights discussion continues today.

ArapahoeAlyson Mar 18, 2017

This book will teach you more about the civil rights movement than any history text book. Not about the historical events but about the lives of African Americans in Mississippi. I appreciate more the courage needed to question the system, protest, register to vote... and the many reasons people were pushed to find that courage.
Rose/Rosa is a fabulous character. I loved watching her grow and develop more strength. It would be wonderful for the author to write a book featuring an adult Rosa.

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Apr 14, 2018

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CHILDREN'S BPL Mar 21, 2018

CHILDREN'S BPL thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 16

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