Wingshooters by by Nina Revoyr

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Michelle LeBeau is growing up in her grandparents’ home in Deerhorn, Wis., hoping that her war-veteran father and her Japanese mother will reconcile and return. Instead she’s bullied by the prejudiced children of prejudiced parents in a rural town that has never had a non-white member of its closed society. And then the town’s first black people, a teacher and nurse from Chicago, move in, and the tension of Wingshooters begins to boil. Charlie LeBeau, the grandfather, embodies both the best and worst of this society—a masterful piece of character development. (Akashic)

About the Author

Jim Romahn is a freelance journalist in Kitchener, Ont., where he belongs to Community Christian Reformed Church.

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Haven't had the pleasure of reading Revoyr's book yet, but it sounds like the theme is much like that of another fine book, Gary Schmidt's TROUBLE.

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