January 2014 Featured Book: Freshwater Road

January Theme is Hurston/Wright Award Winners

Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas (432 pages)


When University of Michigan sophomore Celeste Tyree travels to Mississippi to volunteer her efforts in Freedom Summer, she's assigned to help register voters in the small town of Pineyville, a place best known for a notorious lynching that occurred only a few years earlier. As the long, hot summer unfolds, Celeste befriends several members of the community, but there are also those who are threatened by her and the change that her presence in the South represents. Finding inner strength as she helps lift the veil of oppression and learns valuable lessons about race, social change, and violence, Celeste prepares her adult students for their showdown with the county registrar. All the while, she struggles with loneliness, a worried father in Detroit, and her burgeoning feelings for Ed Jolivette, a young man also in Mississippi for the summer.

Where You Can Get The Book:

Amazon: Hardback, Paperback, and eBook  

Barnes and Nobles: Hardback, Paperback, and eBook  

Apple Store: eBook  

Miami-Dade Public Library (MDPLS): Paperback/Hardback (7 Copies) 

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  • Melissa

    Hi! I am not going to make it. Reading the book still.

    January 11, 2014

  • Vee

    Greetings New member looking forward to next months selection

    January 11, 2014

  • Chris

    Greetings, new to the group, hope all the suggested material is not only about women, girls, etc.

    December 29, 2013

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