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 - mpmleonard - LibraryThing
This is a very heartwarming, coming-of-age story about a very unlikely friendship between Dit (a white boy) and Emma (a black girl) in the early 1900s. Very well written and read (I listened to the audio version). Read full review
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