The best bad luck I ever had

Kristin Levine.

The last thing Dit Sims expects when Emma Walker comes to town is to become friends. Proper-talking, brainy Emma doesn't play baseball or fi sh too well, but she sure makes Dit think, especially about the differences between black and white. But soon Dit is thinking about a whole lot more when the town barber, who is black, is put on trial for a terrible crime. Together Dit and Emma come up with a daring plan to save him from the unthinkable. Set in 1917 and inspired by the author's true family history, this is the poignant story of a remarkable friendship and the perils of small-town justice.


Matthew LowderPosted August 7, 2012

It's 1917, rural Alabama, and the locals have just gathered by the train station to welcome a new postmaster to their town. Needless to say, they're shocked when they see an African-American family step off the train. "Surely the new postmaster would...

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