By Marion Moore Hill
Sensitivity, compassion, secret, and suspense abound during this story of unserved justice in Oklahoma. Public librarian Juanita Wills makes a distressing discovery whereas learning neighborhood heritage: a teenage boy from the all-black city of Bryson's nook, Luther Dunlap, used to be came across brutally murdered at the all-white Wyndham highschool song again in 1959. She suspects racist causes, either in Luther's killing and the failure of the police to pursue an research. because the scrappy Juanita prods for evidence the townspeople could quite omit, her first informant is poisoned, and she or he should be subsequent. The disgrace she feels for her city cements her unravel to discover the reality and to correct the bad fallacious.
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