Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine

Bebe Moore Campbell  (1992)

Another new author I discovered this year who I will be sure to keep an eye out for in the future. Your Blues is a work of fiction based on an actual event that took place in the late ’50s; while visiting his grandmother in the South for the summer, a black teen from Chicago made the mistake of whistling at a white woman. Soon after, he was found murdered. The woman’s husband and brother were acquitted of the crime. This fictional account of the Emmett Till story incorporates all points of view to tell the story, from observers to participants on both sides. This was another book that I was recommending to everyone who would listen.

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1 Response

  1. AP

    This book was an assignment for class, but I really enjoyed it. The book tells the story from more than just one point of view. I couldn’t put it down.

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