Midnight Without a Moon
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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.
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
Black (African American) / White
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
Mississippi; Chicago; friendship; education; voter registration; murder; trial
Jackson, Linda Williams, "Midnight Without a Moon" (2017). DIVerse Families. 725.