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A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919
Contributor(s): Hartfield, Claire (Author)

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ISBN: 0544785134     ISBN-13: 9780544785137
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2018
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Topics - Violence
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Law & Crime
Dewey: 305.896
LCCN: 2016026969
Age Level: 12-17
Grade Level: 7-12
Lexile Measure: 1120(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 8.3" W x 10.1" (2.00 lbs) 208 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Topical - Black History
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, Winner, Author, 2019
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2017
Booklist 11/01/2017 pg. 34
Publishers Weekly 11/13/2017
School Library Journal 12/01/2017
Voice of Youth Advocates 12/01/2017 pg. 77 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2018 pg. 102
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2018 - Book Of Special Distinction
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 - Superior,Well Above Average
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 500342
Reading Level: 7.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 6.0
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Publisher Description:
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.

Contributor Bio(s): Hartfield, Claire: - Claire Hartfield received her B.A from Yale University and her law degree from the University of Chicago. As a lawyer, she has specialized in school desegregation litigation. More recently, she has been involved in setting policy and creating programs in a charter school setting on Chicago's African-American West Side. She heard stories of the 1919 race riot from her grandmother, who lived in the Black Belt in Chicago at the time, and was moved to share this history with younger generations. Ms. Hartfield lives in Chicago.
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