TRUELOCK SUMMER by Susan Gabriel
A white girl, a black boy and a grandmother combine to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse in 1964. Well described characters, a haunting sense of time and place, and a writer able to convey a sense of humor make this coming of age novel a joy to read for both adults and middle to upper graders. The nuances of a bi-racial friendship are fully described as are the overt and concealed racist actions of the Southern adults. The statehouse escapade is told in rich and believable detail.
4 of 5 stars