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A Few Red Drops: the Chicago Race Riot of 1919

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This mesmerizing narrative nonfiction draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of an explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture.

Coretta Scott King Award winner * Carter G. Woodson Book Award from the National Council for the Social Studies

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.

A Few Red Drops is "readable, compelling history," The Horn Book wrote, adding that the book uses "meticulously chosen archival photos, documents, newspaper clippings, and quotes from multiple primary sources."

Includes archival photos and prints, source notes, bibliography, and an index.


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Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 2, 2018

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781328699046
  • File size: 107653 KB
  • Release date: January 2, 2018

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781328699046
  • File size: 112549 KB
  • Release date: January 2, 2018

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Kindle Book
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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:7.9
Lexile® Measure:1120
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:7-9

This mesmerizing narrative nonfiction draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of an explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture.

Coretta Scott King Award winner * Carter G. Woodson Book Award from the National Council for the Social Studies

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.

A Few Red Drops is "readable, compelling history," The Horn Book wrote, adding that the book uses "meticulously chosen archival photos, documents, newspaper clippings, and quotes from multiple primary sources."

Includes archival photos and prints, source notes, bibliography, and an index.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    HarperCollins

    Awards:

    Kindle Book
    Release date: January 2, 2018

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781328699046
    File size: 107653 KB
    Release date: January 2, 2018

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781328699046
    File size: 112549 KB
    Release date: January 2, 2018

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 7.9
    Lexile® Measure: 1120
    Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)
    Text Difficulty: 7-9
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