A day of conflict and tragedy.
Jeremy Simms watches from the porch of the general store as the weekly bus from Jackson comes through his town. His neighbor Stacey Logan and Stacey's brothers and sister are there to see their grandmother off on a trip. Jeremy's friend Josias Williams is taking the bus to his new job.
But Josias and the Logans are black, and in Mississippi in the 1930s, black people can't ride the bus if that means there won't be enough room for white people to ride.
When several white passengers arrive at the last minute, the driver sends Josias and Stacey's grandmother off the bus. Then comes a terrifying moment that unites all the townspeople in a nightmare that will change their lives forever.--from the publisher
64 pages 978-0553159929 Ages 9-13
Keywords: African American, African American author, American history, 20th century, civil rights, social activists, social commentary, social issues, social conditions, society, prejudice, discrimination, racism, grandmother, family, diverse books, diversity, multicultural, human rights, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, part of a series