New title from American National Book Award-winning author, Kathy Erskine (Mockingbird). Thought-provoking historical fiction tackling the important themes of race and responsibility in 70s America, but with elements that resonate on a wider scale. Strong appeal for book clubs.
Life will never be the same for Red Porter. He's a kid growing up around black car grease, white fence paint, and the backward attitudes of the folks who live in his hometown: Stony Gap, Virginia. And when Red's daddy dies, he's left with his younger brother, his mama, and some hard decisions. With their money dwindling, Red does everything he can to keep the family business - a gas station, repair shop and convenience store - afloat. But when he uncovers some of the racial injustices that have been happening in Stony Gap since before he was born, Red is faced with unsettling questions about the legacy behind his family's shop, and everything he's fighting for And through his friendships with some unlikely characters, Red starts to see there's a whole lot more than car motors and rusty fenders that need fixing in his world.
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Kathryn Erskine worked as a lawyer for fifteen years beforerealizing that her real passion lay in writing. Mockingbird, her first novel to be published in the UK, won the National Book Award in America in 2011, and garnered wide critical acclaim on its publication here in 2012.
A new title from American National Book Award-winning author, Kathy Erskine ("Mockingbird"). This is thought-provoking historical fiction tackling important themes of race and responsibility in 70s America, but with elements that resonate on a much wider scale. Ages: 14+