White Lilacs

White Lilacs

Book - 1993
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Rose Lee Jefferson overhears the ladies of the garden club discussing the city’s plans to level Dillon’s black community, Freedomtown, to build a park for the city’s white residents. The plan is carried out, and nothing remains of Freedomtown but the memories of its former residents and a series of drawings that Rose Lee makes to celebrate the community. “Meyer’s moving account is as much a documentary as a novel, with a vividly realized setting and a good array of characters to dramatize issues.”--Kirkus Reviews

Baker & Taylor
Based on a true story set in 1921, this thought-provoking novel chronicles the response of a Texas town's black community when they learn that local whites plan to raze their section of town in order to build a park. Simultaneous.

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In 1921 in Dillon, Texas, twelve-year-old Rose Lee sees trouble threatening her black community when the whites decide to take the land there for a park and forcibly relocate the black families to an ugly stretch of territory outside the town

Publisher: New York, NY Harcourt Brace, 1993
ISBN: 9780152958763
Characteristics: 242p


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