Happy Sock Sunday! This week, I will be reading Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson. I’m intrigued to read this book because schools do not cover the deep history of slavery and it’s important to me that I continue learning about the past which is apart of my history.
I’m gearing up for my first day of school! What do you think of my socks this week?!
It’s Mississippi in the summer of 1955, and Rose Lee Carter can’t wait to move north. But for now, she’s living with her sharecropper grandparents on a white man’s cotton plantation.
Then, one town over, an African American boy, Emmett Till, is killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. When Till’s murderers are unjustly acquitted, Rose realizes that the South needs a change . . . and that she should be part of the movement.
Linda Jackson’s moving debut seamlessly blends a fictional portrait of an African American family and factual events from a famous trial that provoked change in race relations in the United States.