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North Kansas City Public Library J CLINERANSOME (Text) 0001002462271 JUV Fiction New Checked out 10/08/2021

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When nine-year-old Clem's father dies in the Port Chicago Disaster he is forced to navigate his family's losses and struggles in 1940's Chicago.
1944. Clem's father is away, serving as a sailor in World War II. When the family receives news that his father has died in the infamous Port Chicago explosion in San Francisco, everything begins to fall apart. Clem's mother is forced to work long, tough hours as a maid for a wealthy white family. The obstacles put in place by racial injustice seem insurmountable. Soon Clem can barely recognize his home-- and himself. Can he live up to his father's legacy? -- adapted from jacket
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Ages 8-12. Holiday House.
Grades 4-6. Holiday House.
Subject: Port Chicago Mutiny, Port Chicago, Calif., 1944 > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Illinois > Chicago > Juvenile fiction.
Racism > Juvenile fiction.
Fathers > Death > Juvenile fiction.
African American boys > Juvenile fiction.
African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Single-parent families > Juvenile fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Chicago (Ill.)
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Historical fiction.

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