U.S.A. / 1992
This book is so vibrant and honest. It's about a teenage Black boy from Chicago who goes down to Mississippi to visit family for the summer and is murdered for "sweet-talking" a White woman. Sound familiar? Only thing is that this boy's name is Armstrong- not Emmett. This story is actually a historical fiction interpretation of the Emmett Till story It weaves in all points of view -- from the murdered, to the mourning, to the murderer. I used to love reading this book when I used to visit my own great-grandparents in Mississippi. Moore was such a talented writer. Give it a look!