Seeing Red

Erskine, Kathryn.  Seeing Red.  Scholastic Press, 2013 In the early 1970's, twelve year old Red struggles with the death of his father, his deep desire to find a way to stay in Virginia, the only home he has known, and to keep his Dad's gas station/repair shop open. He slowly discovers the injustices against African Americans through the friendships and the simmering racism around him - and comes to realize his own responsibility in righting wrongs too long unaddressed. Beautifully written, tense and sensitive, a historic novel of great power and a 2014 Honor Book for older readers.

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