Midnight Without A Moon

Author(s):  Linda Williams Jackson

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Award(s):  2018, Honor Book for Older Children

Suggested Ages:  Award Year 2018

Publisher:  Coming soon!

Publish Date:  Coming soon!

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Midnight Without A Moon by Linda Williams Jackson, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company is an Honor Book in the Books for Older Children category.   - Midnight Without A Moon by Linda Williams Jackson, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, explores the complex choices facing Rosa Lee, a dark-skinned African American teenager growing up in the rural South on the cusp of the civil rights movement.  Keenly aware of the ever-present threat of violence from whites, Rosa Lee also lives with an abusive grandmother and a beloved grandfather who seem ready to cut short her education for economic reasons.  Rosa Lee longs to join her mother and her aunts in the North. The murder of Emmett Till heightens her compelling desire to leave while her attachment to family, especially her younger brother and her grandfather, equates migration akin to abandonment. This poignant novel exposes the personal, heartbreaking costs exacted from those who chose to leave the South during the Great Migration.


Key Character Identities:  Award Year 2018

Historical Characters:  Award Year 2018

Social Justice Issues:  Award Year 2018

Themes:  Award Year 2018

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