Release date: Jan. 14, 2020
What it's about: Don't miss Bolden's earlier YAs if you want a glimpse at 19th century America, but for early 20th century, this is the one. Savannah Riddle is a wealthy Black girl living in Washington D.C. on the verge of 1919's Red Summer, and she's getting a little tired of all the trappings that come with her station. Then she meets Lloyd, a West Indian working class man who opens her eyes to all the ways the country could and should be different, sparking her activism in socialism, anti-racism, and women's suffrage.
For more American history set during the 1910s, check out Shame the Stars by; Lovely War by Julie Berry, a mashup of historical fiction, Greek mythology, and romance about World Wars I and II; and Between Before & After by Maureen Doyle McQuerry, which is partially set during the 1918 flu epidemic.
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