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|Thief River Falls Public Library||j KIT (Text)||35500005681885||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780553507553 (ebook)
- ISBN: 9780553507560 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 9780553507546 (lib. bdg.)
- ISBN: 9780553507539 (trade)
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House LLC, 
|Summary, etc.:||Twelve-year-old Trip Westbrook lives in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1964 and discovers the underlying racism in his family and neighborhood when he invites his maid's son Dee to play football in the yard.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 July #1
Trip Westbrook wants to play football, so he invites his maid's son, Dee, to join him. Dee is a fantastic player, and the boys strike up a friendship, but in 1964, their neighborhood isn't ready to see races mixâeven when playing football in the front yard. When Trip's actions lead to threats on his family, he begins questioning the status quo. He wonders why he has to live by Mississippi's unspoken rules and whether his elders are right in their beliefs. Kitchings' debut offers a look at the civil rights movement from one boy's perspective and reflects upon rights that people should have, no matter their race. Although there is some mild violence and the author uses some offensive language to reflect the times, Trip's journey is a sensitive account about how one person can slowly make a difference. Things don't turn out perfectly, but there is hope in the end, and that's what really makes a difference. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
Taylor Kitchings’ roots in Mississippi run many generations deep, though it took him a while to circle back to them. As a college freshman, he recorded the original album Clean Break, now considered a collector’s item. As a junior, he wrote music for mallet and giant Möbius strip, performed at Manhattan’s Café La MaMa. In the years between his BA from Rhodes College and MA from Ole Miss, he traveled from Memphis to New York to Europe, writing and performing songs on piano. He and his wife Beth have two children and live in Ridgeland, Mississippi, where he teaches English at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. His short story “Mr. Pinky Gone Fishing” was published in the collection Tight Lines from Yale University Press. Yard War is his first novel.