Linda Williams Jackson is a former information technology specialist, turned stay-at-home mom, turned author. She is the author of MIDNIGHT WITHOUT A MOON (January, 2017) and the sequel A SKY FULL OF STARS (January, 2018). Southaven, Mississippi is the place she calls home. She shares this home with her husband, three children, and a cat named Knoxville.
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Category: middle grade
Genre: historical fiction
Themes: courage/bravery, family, identity/being yourself, overcoming obstacles, bullying
Suggested for: grades 5-8
Author's Time Zone: Central
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About the book: It’s Mississippi in the summer of 1955, and thirteen-year-old Rose Lee Carter can’t wait to move north. But for now, she’s living with her sharecropper grandparents on a white man’s cotton plantation.
Then, one town over, a fourteen-year-old African American boy, Emmett Till, is killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. When Till’s murderers are unjustly acquitted, Rose realizes that the South needs a change . . . and that she should be part of the movement.