DIVerse Families
 
Midnight Without a Moon

Title

Midnight Without a Moon

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780544785106

Pages

312 page

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Legal guardianship; Separation; Multiracial; Multicultural; grandparents raising grandchild; separated parents; multiple races; multiple cultures

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

multi-generational

LGBTQ+

none

Keywords

racism; Mississippi; Chicago; family; friendships

Diversity Impact

direct

Midnight Without a Moon

Share

COinS