Fb2 A Summer of Kings ePub
by Han Nolan
|Category:||Literature and Fiction|
|Publisher:||Harcourt Children's Books; First edition (March 2006)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1528 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1460 kb|
|Digital formats:||lrf txt azw rtf|
A summer of Kings/by Han Nolan
A summer of Kings/by Han Nolan. 1st ed. p. cm. Summary: Over the course of the summer of 1963, fourteen-year-old Esther. Young discovers the passion within her when eighteen-year-old King-Roy. Johnson, accused of murdering a white man in Alabama, comes to live with her family. Last summer a murderer came to live with us. Well, that's what I had called him. Our neighbor Pip and my Auntie Pie called him the cold-blooded killer, but my mother and father said he was just a victim of prejudice and circumstance. King-Roy Johnson, a black boy just 18 years old, was accused of killing a white man down in Alabama.
I hadn't spoken to my parents about Stewart and ballet because my father was out of town all that week, and it never seemed to be the right time to talk about it with Mother. She had enough to worry. about with her sick friend, Madeline. She came home in the late afternoons looking so tired and hot-for once in her life she looked hot-it worried me. I did my best to help her out by getting some kind of canned or TV dinner on the table on the days when Daisy didn't come, and I cleaned up afterward, with Auntie Pie's help, and I kept quiet about the lessons.
King-Roy Johnson shows up on Esther’s doorstep that summer . He’s been sent north by his mother to escape a lynch mob after he was accused of murder in Alabama, and is taken in by Esther’s family. Feeling betrayed by the nonviolent philosophy of Martin Luther King J. King-Roy meets a follower of Malcolm X who uses radical teachings about black revolution to fuel King-Roy’s anger and frustration. From a National Book Award–winning author of Dancing on the Edge, this novel, by turns funny and poignant, not only opens a window to history, but also displays Nolan’s brilliant gift for crafting profoundly appealing protagonists (School Library Journal).
A Summer of Kings book. National Book Award-winning author Han Nolan brings readers a bold new voice-by turns funny and poignant, innocent and worldly-in this powerful coming-of-age story set during the turbulent struggle for civil rights.
I read this book because I was browsing different works by Han Nolan. The only other book I'd read by the author was 'Born Blue. That book was amazing so I figured I'd give one of her other books a try. I was laughing out loud through the early parts of the book, then, before I knew it, I was feeling the lowest of lows along with the narrator of the story. I ended up loving this book more than I thought it would. In my opinion, 'Born Blue' is the better book of the two, but it's still worth a read.
by. Nolan, Han. Publication date. Over the course of the summer of 1963, fourteen-year-old Esther Young discovers the passion within her when eighteen-year-old King-Roy Johnson, accused of murdering a white man in Alabama, comes to live with her family. Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).
Powerful fiction by National Book Award-winning author Han Nolan. Release Date:February 2012. Publisher:HMH Books for Young Readers.
It's 1963 and fourteen-year-old Esther Young is looking for excitement
It's 1963 and fourteen-year-old Esther Young is looking for excitement. Cursed with a lack of talent in a family filled with artistic types, Esther vows to get some attention by initiating a summer romance with a black teen accused of murdering a white man in Alabama
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