The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had
The last thing Harry ?Dit? Sims expects when Emma Walker comes to town is to become friends. Proper -talking, brainy Emma doesn?t play baseball or fi sh too well, but she sure makes Dit think, especially about the differences between black and white. But soon Dit is thinking about a whole lot more when the town barber, who is black, is put on trial for a terrible crime. Together Dit and Emma come up with a daring plan to save him from the unthinkable.
Set in 1917 and inspired by the author?s true family history, this is the poignant story of a remarkable friendship and the perils of small-town justice
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - imtanner2 - LibraryThing
Loved this historical fiction set in 1918 in Alabama. Dit is hoping for a new friend, but ends up with Emma, the daughter of the new African American postmaster. The two become friends in spite of their differences and make a big difference in their community. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - breksarah - LibraryThing
This story is about a white boy and black girl in the early 1900s. Despite having contrasting personalities, they form a very strong friendship. When a black man is wrongly accused of a crime, they ... Read full review