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Defiant : growing up in the Jim Crow South / Wade Hudson.

Hudson, Wade, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library J 921 HUD (Text) 33500013498472 New Checked out 12/24/2021
Hawley Public Library J 921 HUD (Text) 33500013498480 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593126356
  • ISBN: 0593126351
  • ISBN: 9780593126363
  • ISBN: 059312636X
  • ISBN: 9780593126387
  • ISBN: 0593126386
  • Physical Description: xi, 258 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 255).
Formatted Contents Note:
Defiant dreams -- Civil rights and protests -- The Mary Street boys -- The beginning -- Starting a family -- Mischief -- Preschool at Miss Lizzie B's -- Hello, DeSoto Parish Training School -- The other Mansfield -- Making the grades -- TV, radio, and rock and roll -- Family crisis -- A team of our own -- Churchgoing time -- A new school -- An incident to remember -- The wedding of the year -- This little light of mine -- A new DeSoto -- The playwright -- The end of baseball -- Awakening -- Last year -- Graduation -- Goodbyes -- Moving on -- Joining the struggle -- Paying the cost -- Afterword.
Summary, etc.:
"The memoir of Wade Hudson, a Black man and Civil Rights activist who came of age in the 1960s at the height of the Civil Rights Movement"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10+ Crown Books for Young Readers
Grades 4-6 Crown Books for Young Readers

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #2
    *Starred Review* In 1988, author Wade Hudson founded a publishing company with his wife, Cheryl Hudson, to provide the books for Black children and young adults that he wished he'd had as a young Black boy growing up in Mansfield, Louisiana. This admirable memoir is a welcome addition to those works. Hudson begins by recounting how, shortly after finishing university, he finds himself in solitary confinement in a Baton Rouge jail, accused of conspiracy to murder the mayor and other officials; he was falsely targeted because of his civil rights activism and leadership of an organization that helped Black kids. He then flashes back to his 1950s and '60s childhood, playing football and baseball and idolizing icons like Jackie Robinson. He loved writing poetry and short stories but never imagined becoming a writer because he thought that was only for white people. He recalls how civil rights activists of the time inspired his own activism, and his explanation of his desperate plan to avoid the Vietnam War draft is especially riveting. Hudson effectively draws parallels between current civil rights protests, like Colin Kaepernick's taking a knee, to historical events, showing readers that today's protests are a continuation of the social rights protests of the past. With his compelling memoir, Hudson will inspire young readers to emulate his ideals and accomplishments. Grades 6-8. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Hudson, Wade > Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers > Louisiana > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African American boys > Louisiana > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Louisiana > Social life and customs > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements > United States > Juvenile literature.
Coming of age > Juvenile literature.
Mansfield (La.) > Biography > Juvenile literarure.
Hudson, Wade.
Civil rights workers.
African American boys.
African Americans > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Civil rights movements.
Coming of age.
Mansfield (La.)
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American & Black.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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