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A Few Red Drops by Claire Hartfield
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Book 10 of my middle grade reads. This one was chosen as my 2nd non-fiction book and won the 2019 Coretta Scott King Author Book Award.

I really enjoyed this book and learned a lot about the history of Chicago that lead up to the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. This book is VERY academic and would be a GREAT resource for middle and high school reports/research. It reads as a mix between a textbook and a retelling of someone who lived through the events. My favorite part was the photographs, newspaper clippings, and several other types of artifacts sprinkled throughout the book. This really brought the events to life when you are looking into the faces of real people. Overall a great resource that I highly recommend checking out.
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Reading Progress

March 11, 2019 – Started Reading
March 11, 2019 – Shelved
March 11, 2019 – Finished Reading

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