Saturday, February 11, 2012

Crow by Barbara Wright

It's 1898, and all Moses wants is a bicycle of his own.  Although his mother works hard as a nanny for a white family, and his dad is a respected Alderman and writes for the black newspaper, there is rarely enough money to spare.  The city and residents of Wilmington, North Carolina have seemingly accepted African-Americans into their government and community in the decades after the Civil War, that is, until the Red Shirts come to town.  Although Moses doesn't know the meaning of the word 'lynching,' he soon finds out that his world is changing, and he must change too.

This unique piece of historical fiction is set leading up to and during the race riots of Wilmington NC in the late 19th century.  Containing historical accuracy, believable characters, and a strong plot-line, it will surely appeal to those who enjoy historical fiction or are interested in trying out the genre.

Try also:

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristen Levine
May B. by Caroline Starr Rose
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

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