Summer of the Oak Moon
Rejected by the exclusive women's college she has her heart set on, Tess Seibert dreads the hot, aimless summer ahead. But when a chance encounter with a snake introduces her to Jacob Lane, a relationship blooms, challenging everything she's ever believed about love. When Jacob confesses that Tess's uncle is trying to steal his family's land, Tess comes face-to-face with the hatred that simmers just below the surface of the bay and marshes she's loved since birth.
Racial Diversity; Interracial; Race discrimination; interracial relationship; racism; prejudice
African American / White
mother and father
Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
secrecy; love; disapproval; internalized racism; women's college; summer; land; dating
Templeton, Laura, "Summer of the Oak Moon" (2015). Diverse Families. 534.