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The emancipation of Evan Walls

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Evan Walls is terrified by the birth of his first child because he doesn’t want her to suffer the isolation he had as a child. Seeing his torment, his wife, Izzy, prods him to explain. He tells of being a black child growing up in the racially charged 1960s. Inspired to overcome the racism and class status imposed on blacks, he dreams of a life bigger than that lived by most everyone he knows in the small Virginia town of Canaan. He is resented by friends and family for desiring a life better than theirs. Among the smartest in his class, Evan becomes a target of white kids threatened by the forced integration of their schools. Caught in a crossfire of hate from whites and his own people, who question whether he is black enough, Evan is often alone and bewildered. Only the love of his great grandmother, Mama Jennie, and his mentor, Bojack, keeps him on track. Together, they help Evan find perspective and peace.

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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo FIC BLO (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52150300562964
Checked out
12/14/2020
LDR 00620cam a2200205Ki 4500
001627370
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00520200924162814.0
008070101s2019 vau 000 1 eng d
020 . ‡a9781633939165
020 . ‡a1633939162
1001 . ‡aBlount, Jeffrey.
24514. ‡aThe emancipation of Evan Walls / ‡cJeffrey Blount.
264 1. ‡aVirginia Beach, VA : ‡bKöehlerbooks, ‡c[2019]
264 4. ‡c©2019
300 . ‡a302 pages ; ‡c24 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
520 . ‡aEvan Walls is terrified by the birth of his first child because he doesn’t want her to suffer the isolation he had as a child. Seeing his torment, his wife, Izzy, prods him to explain. He tells of being a black child growing up in the racially charged 1960s. Inspired to overcome the racism and class status imposed on blacks, he dreams of a life bigger than that lived by most everyone he knows in the small Virginia town of Canaan. He is resented by friends and family for desiring a life better than theirs. Among the smartest in his class, Evan becomes a target of white kids threatened by the forced integration of their schools. Caught in a crossfire of hate from whites and his own people, who question whether he is black enough, Evan is often alone and bewildered. Only the love of his great grandmother, Mama Jennie, and his mentor, Bojack, keeps him on track. Together, they help Evan find perspective and peace.
650 0. ‡aAfrican Americans ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aGifted children ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aIdentity (Psychology) ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aPrejudices ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aRacism ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aNineteen sixties ‡vFiction.
651 0. ‡aVirginia ‡vFiction.
655 0. ‡aFiction.
655 0. ‡aHistorical fiction.
901 . ‡aAUTOGENERATED-9538 ‡b ‡c627370 ‡tbiblio

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