Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2018
CD ISBN 9780525528241 $50.00 Twelve CDs
DD ISBN 9780525528258 $25.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2018
CD ISBN 9780525528265 $50.00 Twelve CDs
DD ISBN 9780525528272 $95.00
Narrator Kimberly Farr's confident, conversational tone draws listeners into the tense world of Jim Crow-era Florida, making the arrogance of those in power and the pain they inflicted that much more tangible. In 1957, the wealthy white Blanche Bosanquet Knowles was raped in her home and described her assailant as a "husky Negro." Although the notoriously racist local sheriff authorized a brutal roundup of the black community, he ultimately arrested Jessie Daniels, a 19-year-old white boy with the mental capacity of a 6-year-old. Thankfully, journalist Mabel Norris Reese railed at the injustice and sacrificed years of her life to securing justice for Daniels. Farr wisely lets King's research and evocative writing speak for themselves in a jarring and timely history that does credit to Reese's quest. B.E.K. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2018]
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