A few red drops : the Chicago Race Riots of 1919 by Hartfield, Claire (#1121CF6)

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A few red drops : the Chicago Race Riots of 1919

by Hartfield, Claire
Hardcover Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018

$18.99

Overview
From the Publisher
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. Archival photos and prints, source notes, bibliography, index.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 11/01/17
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred, 01/01/18
  • Coretta Scott King Author Award, 2019
  • Horn Book Guide, 11/01/18
  • Horn Book Magazine, 01/01/18
  • Kirkus Reviews, 11/01/17
  • Publishers Weekly, 11/13/17
  • School Library Connection, 11/01/17
  • School Library Journal, 12/01/17
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) starred, 12/01/17
Product Details
  • Publisher: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication Date: January 2, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dewey: 305.896
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 198 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-544-78513-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-544-78513-7
  • LCCN: 2016-026969
  • Follett Number: 1121CF6
  • Interest Level: YA
  • ATOS Book Level: 7.9
  • AR Interest Level: MG+
  • AR Points: 6
  • AR Quiz: 500342EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 10.6
  • Reading Counts Points: 10
  • Lexile: 1120L