Dear America Color Me Dark The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North Chicago Illinois 1919

dear american color me dark mckissack

Twelve-year-old Nellie Lee's family moves north to Chicago in hopes of escaping the racism of the rural south and taking advantage of the opportunities in the city, but instead they discover a new kind of prejudice within their own race.---from the publisher

114 pages                                978-0590511599                      Ages 9-12

Keywords:  diary, African American, African American author, historical fiction, the Great Migration, diversity, diverse books, prejudice, colorism, part of a series, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, racism, social stratification in the Black community, World War I, Black Lives Matter

Read alike: Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams also deals with colorism in the Black community.

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