A Few Red Drops by Claire Hartfield audiobook

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

By Claire Hartfield
Read by JD Jackson

Dreamscape
3.97 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781520091396

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On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the white beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture.

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Summary

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Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Teen and Young Adult Violence

On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the white beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Carefully researched, drawing on accounts from the time…A comprehensive, careful account.” Kirkus Reviews
This well-documented text…covers a topic not often mentioned in YA literature and will support researchers looking for balanced coverage for history, civil rights, and economics reports.” Booklist
“JD Jackson begins this historical audiobook about the 1919 race riot in Chicago in calm, measured tones…Jackson’s delivery divides itself between being eloquent and being straightforward, as when he gives equal emphasis and an unchanging pace to such details as the development of unions and the social strata of the various gangs in Chicago. His overall professorial delivery will appeal to listeners.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Claire Hartfield

Author Bio: Claire Hartfield

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 3.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English