Midnight without a moon / Linda Williams Jackson.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Rose Lee Carter, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl, dreams of life beyond the Mississippi cotton fields during the summer of 1955, but when Emmett Till is murdered and his killers are unjustly acquitted, Rose is torn between seeking her destiny outside of Mississippi or staying and being a part of an important movement.
    • Notes:
      Reading Counts! 6.6.
    • ISBN:
      9780544785106
      054478510X
    • Accession Number:
      2015044083
    • Accession Number:
      ocn932050622
      932050622
    • Accession Number:
      fay.526675
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      JACKSON, L. W. Midnight without a moon. [s. l.]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. ISBN 9780544785106. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526675. Acesso em: 14 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Jackson LW. Midnight without a Moon. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526675. Accessed December 14, 2019.
    • APA:
      Jackson, L. W. (2017). Midnight without a moon. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526675
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Jackson, Linda Williams. 2017. Midnight without a Moon. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526675.
    • Harvard:
      Jackson, L. W. (2017) Midnight without a moon. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526675 (Accessed: 14 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Jackson, LW 2017, Midnight without a moon, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, viewed 14 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Jackson, Linda Williams. Midnight without a Moon. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526675.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Jackson, Linda Williams. Midnight without a Moon. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526675.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Jackson LW. Midnight without a moon [Internet]. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 14]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526675

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2016 October #2

It's 1955 in Mississippi, and 13-year-old Rose has a dream: to leave the cotton fields, follow her mama to Chicago, go to an integrated school, and then head to college to become a teacher or doctor—thereby having the means to take care of her family. But then her harridan of a grandmother decrees that Rose won't be going back to school, even though she's only finished seventh grade. So much, it would seem, for her dream. Meanwhile, the larger world intrudes when a young neighbor is murdered for registering to vote and then a 14-year-old boy visiting from Chicago named Emmett Till is also murdered. Will the deaths be meaningless or will they presage change, both for Mississippi and for Rose? Jackson's debut does an excellent job dramatizing the injustice that was epidemic in the pre–civil rights South and capturing the sounds and sensibilities of that time and place. Her sympathetic characters and their stories will make this thoughtful book especially good for classroom use. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall

In 1955, thirteen-year-old Rose's daily drudgery of life with her sharecropper grandparents is precipitously disrupted when Emmett Till is murdered. This nuanced coming-of-age story is deftly delivered, with engaging characters set against a richly contextualized backdrop of life for African Americans during the Jim Crow era. It's also an authentic work of historical fiction about a pivotal incident in the civil rights movement. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2017 #1

In the summer of 1955, thirteen-year-old Rose Lee Carter chafes at the daily drudgery of life in rural Mississippi. Rose, who lives with her sharecropper grandparents, suffers from low self-esteem fostered by her despotic grandmother, who incessantly reminds her of her undesirable dark skin color ("blacker than midnight without a moon"). She longs to join her mother and favorite aunt, who leave the South in search of better lives, settling in Chicago and St. Louis, respectively. Rose's routine is precipitously disrupted when Emmett Till, a teenage boy from "up north," is killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. The murder deeply affects her as she attempts to negotiate the dilemma of a community divided between those who are afraid to challenge the status quo and those who demand change. Through her friendship with the local preacher's son, Rose gains insight into the intricacies of the segregated South and begins to realize her own sense of place. This nuanced coming-of-age story by a debut author is deftly delivered, with engaging characters set against a richly contextualized backdrop of life for African Americans during the Jim Crow era. It's also an authentic work of historical fiction (supported by Southern vernacular in both dialogue and vocabulary that accurately reflects the era) about a pivotal incident in the civil rights movement. pauletta brown bracy Copyright 2016 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.