Linda Williams Jackson with MIDNIGHT WITHOUT A MOON

It’s Mississippi in the summer of 1955, and Rose Lee Carter can’t wait to move north. But for now, she’s living with her sharecropper grandparents on a white man’s cotton plantation.

Then, one town over, an African American boy, Emmett Till, is killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. When Till’s murderers are unjustly acquitted, Rose realizes that the South needs a change . . . and that she should be part of the movement.

Linda Jackson’s moving debut seamlessly blends a fictional portrait of an African American family and factual events from a famous trial that provoked change in race relations in the United States.

About the Author
Linda Williams Jackson was born in a small town in Mississippi and likes to write about unassuming, everyday characters in small-town settings. She still lives in Mississippi with her husband and children.

Event date: 
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 5:00pm
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129 Courthouse Sq
Oxford, MS 38655
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780544785106
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 3rd, 2017

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