Your Blues Ain't Like Mine

Your Blues Ain't Like Mine

Large Print - 1995
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The "New York Times" bestselling author of "72 Hour Hold" delivers a powerful, award-winning novel of a racially motivated murder and its lasting repercussions on the lives of all it touches. Winner of the NAACP Image Award. Reissue.
Publisher: Accord, MA : Wheeler Pub., 1995, c1992
ISBN: 9781568952215
156895221X
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 506 p. (large print) ; 24 cm

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This is more or less a fictionalized version of Emmett Till's death. Armstrong Tood is a teenage, Chicago native who is sent to spend a summer with family in Mississippi during the 1950's. Oblivious of the deep racial tension of the south, he indirectly speaks French to a white woman and is murde... Read More »


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Aug 21, 2017

This book was real interesting to read. I wished the author put the year it was when it changed from 60s, 70s to even upper 80s. All the characters and the way they was saddened me mainly because it was like that back in time and still to this day people are like that for the most part. Just shows how much people can teach and carry on hate and judgement. How some people think because of their skin color, they are almighty but are not. The ending was not what I expected. I wasn't thinking something bad but the end shows up hope and love and not to just totally give up.

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