Crow

Crow

by Barbara Wright

The summer of 1898 is filled with ups and downs for 11-year-old Moses. He’s growing apart from his best friend, his superstitious Boo-Nanny butts heads constantly with his pragmatic, educated father, and his mother is reeling from the discovery of a family secret. Yet there are good times, too. He’s teaching his grandmother how to read. For the first time she’s sharing stories about her life as a slave. And his father and his friends are finally getting the respect and positions of power they’ve earned in the Wilmington, North Carolina, community. But not everyone is happy with the political changes at play and some will do anything, including a violent plot against the government, to maintain the status quo.

One generation away from slavery, a thriving African American community—enfranchised and emancipated—suddenly and violently loses its freedom in turn-of-the-century North Carolina when a group of local politicians stages the only successful coup d’etat in US history.


Ages: 10-up
ISBN: 9780375873676
Price: $7.99
Published by: Random House Children's Books

More

  • 14 Cows for America
  • 50 Real Heroes for Boys
  • A Plan for the People
  • A Song Below Water
  • A True Princess of Hawai‘i
  • ABC, Rise Up and Be!: An Empowering Alphabet for Changing the World
  • All My Friends are Ghosts
  • All the Way to the Top
  • Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World
  • Anger Is a Gift
  • Bear
  • Beautiful Shades of Brown: The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring
  • Big Words for Fearless Girls
  • Bindiya in India
  • Blancaflor: The Hero with Secret Powers
  • Bo the Brave
  • Bobbie the Wonder Dog: A True Story
  • Bravo Anjali
  • Brother’s Keeper
  • Carrie’s Flight
Back to Top