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Maybe because they are young and innocent, cute black Valerie Davis and nerdy white Jeffrey Stark are late to realize that falling in love on Chicago’s South Side in 1963 is a highly risky business for an interracial couple. At first, they help each other out of tough racial fixes—he saves her from attack at an all-white amusement park and she saves him from injury in a ...more
Kindle Edition, 184 pages
Published December 9th 2019 by Lauson Publishing Co.
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Donna Bossin
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
A must for anyone who grew up on the South Side of Chicago in the 1960s.

For me, reading this book was like meeting up with an old friend from fifty years ago. Like Jeff, the book's protagonist, I too grew up in South Shore in the 1960s and lived through the racial tensions and violence. Much of what Jeff experienced I also experienced a few years later at South Shore High School. My experiences growing up were instrumental in shaping who I am today, and it was interesting to see my feelings
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