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Linda Williams Jackson

Biography

Linda Williams Jackson

Linda Jackson was born in a small town in Mississippi and likes to write about unassuming, everday characters in small-town settings. She still lives in Mississippi with her husband and children.

Linda Williams Jackson

Books by Linda Williams Jackson

by Linda Williams Jackson - African American Interest, Children's, Children's 10-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues, Youth Fiction

After the murder of Emmett Till, 13-year-old Rose is struggling with her decision to stay in Mississippi. Torn between the opinions of Shorty, a boy who wants to meet violence with violence, and Hallelujah, her best friend who believes in the power of peace, Rose is scared of the mounting racial tension and is starting to lose hope. But when Rose helps Aunt Ruthie start a business, she begins to see how she can make a difference in her community.

by Linda Williams Jackson - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Social Issues, Youth Fiction

It’s Mississippi in the summer of 1955, and Rose Lee Carter can’t wait to move north. But for now, she’s living with her sharecropper grandparents on a white man’s cotton plantation. Then, one town over, an African American boy, Emmett Till, is killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. When Till’s murderers are unjustly acquitted, Rose realizes that the South needs a change...and that she should be part of the movement.