"Shrill, sententious and maudlin. If you want to read a dramatic and persuasive retelling of Emmett Till's tragic story, you'd do better to go to the history books."
The Kansas City author's second novel (They Tell Me of a Home
, 2005) is based on the story of Emmett Till, a northern black boy who in 1955 "disrespected" a southern white woman, and paid for his impudence with his life.
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