Freshwater Road

ISBN-10: 1416524827

ISBN-13: 9781416524823

Edition: 2006

Authors: Denise Nicholas

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When University of Michigan sophomore Celeste Tyree travels to Mississippi to volunteer her efforts in Freedom Summer, she's assigned to help register voters in the small town of Pineyville, a place best known for a notorious lynching that occurred only a few years earlier. As the long, hot summer unfolds, Celeste befriends several members of the community, but there are also those who are threatened by her and the change that her presence in the South represents. Finding inner strength as she helps lift the veil of oppression and learns valuable lessons about race, social change, and violence, Celeste prepares her adult students for their showdown with the county registrar. All the while, she struggles with loneliness, a worried father in Detroit, and her burgeoning feelings for Ed Jolivette, a young man also in Mississippi for the summer.
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 9/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Denise Nicholas is an actor and writer who has appeared in numerous films and TV showsincluding Room 222 (for which she earned two Golden Globe nominations) and In the Heat of the Night , for which she wrote six episodes. She received two Emmy Awards for the PBS special Voices of Our People: In Celebration of African American Poetry as well as four NAACP Image awards for her work over the years. Freshwater Road is her first novel.

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