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The Chronocar by Steve Bellinger
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A young man finds a research paper in a 1901 issue of the "Negro Journal of Science" explaining how to build a time traveling machine. In 2015, all the parts are now available, so he builds the "chronocar" and goes back to meet the scientist who wrote the article. He happens to arrive in 1919 just as Chicago's worst race riot breaks out, and he wants to save the scientist and his lovely daughter. But things just keep getting worse.... Innocent good intentions are not enough.

This fast-moving book might be especially apt for young adult readers. It's interesting to see what's changed in Chicago and the United States over the century and what hasn't.

In a twist, the ending solves the time travel paradox: a believable and satisfying answer, but not a happy one.
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