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The Resource Freshwater road, Denise Nicholas

Freshwater road, Denise Nicholas

Label
Freshwater road
Title
Freshwater road
Statement of responsibility
Denise Nicholas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. By summer's end, Celeste learns there are no easy answers to the questions that preoccupy her about violence and nonviolence, about race, identity, and color, and about the strength of love and family bonds
Summary
Celeste Tyree, a black 19-year-old college student, travels to Mississippi to take part in the 1964 summer campaign to register disenfranchised African American voters
Storyline
Character
Award
  • BCALA Literary Award for First Novelist Category, 2006.
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Debut Fiction, 2006.
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135927
Cataloging source
BKL
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1944-
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Nicholas, Denise
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • African American women
  • Civil rights movements
  • Southern States
  • Mississippi
  • Young women
  • African American women
  • Civil rights movements
  • Young women
  • Mississippi
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
Label
Freshwater road, Denise Nicholas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn946590278
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781572841956
Lccn
2005007607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946590278
Label
Freshwater road, Denise Nicholas
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn946590278
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781572841956
Lccn
2005007607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)946590278

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