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A Backwards Parable

we all cried the day you left for Tulsa

not just Ma and Da

me praying in our old room as well

when I heard the train whistle on the 10 o’clock wail by… 318 more words

Poems

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

I am writing a MG story so I want to read MG stories. My daughter read this and recommended it.

Stats: published in 2002, audio is 4′ 42″ (4 discs), print is 288 pages. 321 more words

Books

Review of 'Of Mice and Men' (John Steinbeck)

Intriguing insight into life and discrimination after ‘The Great Depression’.

There aren’t many books named after poems. Personally I can only think of two, one by Christie, and one by John Steinbeck, whose work… 594 more words

Fiction

C.R. Patterson Auto Company; 1st Black Owned Auto Company

Black Mail:  Special Delivery!!

 

Born into slavery on a West Virginia plantation in April 1833, C.R. Patterson escaped to Ohio in 1862.  Patterson obtained employment as a blacksmith for the Greenfield carriage-building business Dines and Simpson. 257 more words

Black History

The New Deal by Jonathan Case

The New Deal is a lovingly illustrated single story graphic novel set in mid 1930s New York City. More homage to 1940s-1950s black and white caper movies than historical piece, the plot features a mysterious set of thefts, femme fatale, and plenty of double crossing and twists to keep readers invested. 728 more words

Graphic Novel

Small-town high school students prepare for the journey of a lifetime in the middle of the Great Depression (Part 1)

Arendtsville is a small town in south central Pennsylvania 3,800 miles from Alaska. In 1937, a group of teenagers set out from their little community with Alaska as their destination. 779 more words