Powerful fiction by National Book Award-winning author Han Nolan. It s 1963, and fourteen-year-old Esther Young has struck up a friendship with a black teen accused of murdering a white man in Alabama. King-Roy Johnson shows up on Esther s doorstep that summer feeling betrayed by the nviolent teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. Sent rth by his mother to escape a lynch mob, he meets a follower of Malcolm X s who uses radical teachings about black revolution to fuel King-Roy s anger and frustration. But with each other s help, both Esther and King-Roy learn the true nature of integrity and find the power to stand up for what is right.
Han Nolanis the author of the National Book Award winner Dancing on the Edge, the National Book Award finalist Send Me Down a Miracle, Born Blue, and several other acclaimed novels. She and her husband live in the South.www.hannolan.com