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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

Lexile Measure

870L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Legal guardianship; Separation; Multiracial; Race discrimination; Multicultural; grandparents raising grandchild; grandmother raising granddaughter; separated parents; multiple races; racism; prejudice; segregation; multiple cultures

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Black (African American) / White

Family Formation

grandmother

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
Jane Addams Children's Book Award, 2018, Honor, Books For Older Children
Best Books for Kids, 2017
Heartland Books Recommendation for Life-Long Readers - Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2017 Young Adult
Notable Children's Books, 2018 Older Readers

Keywords

Mississippi; Chicago; friendship; education; voter registration; murder; trial

Diversity Impact

direct

Midnight Without a Moon


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