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It’s Mississippi in the summertime of 1955, and Rose Lee Carter can’t wait to transport north. However for now, she’s residing together with her sharecropper grandparents on a white guy’s cotton plantation.

Then, one the town over, an African American boy, Emmett Until, is killed for allegedly whistling at a white girl. Whilst Until’s murderers are unjustly acquitted, Rose realizes that the South wishes a transformation . . . and that she must be a part of the motion. 

Linda Jackson’s transferring debut seamlessly blends a fictional portrait of an African American circle of relatives and actual occasions from a well-known trial that provoked amendment in race family members in the US.