Friday, May 7, 2010

Magic City (1997)

Magic City: A Novel Magic City: A Novel by Jewell Parker Rhodes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Jewell Parker Rhodes is the speaker this week at the Jackson District Library Word Wise Celebration. In preparation for her visit, I decided to read one of her books and chose "Magic City". Historical fiction isn't a genre I usually select but this book moved me.

The author took a terrible episode out of African American experience in this country and turned it into a story about people you came to care about. You'll wonder why you never heard about the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921 before but you'll never forget them after reading this book.

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