They Come in All Colors

A Novel
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Author(s): Malcolm Hansen
Original Publish Date: May 29, 2018
Product Number: EB00717517
Released: May 29, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781501172342
Publisher: Atria Books
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2019 First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association An "urgent and heartrending novel about an America on the brink" (Matt Gallagher, author of Youngblood), They Come in All Colors follows a biracial teenage boy who finds his new life in the big city disrupted by childhood memories of the summer when racial tensions in his hometown reached a tipping point. It's 1968 when fourteen-year-old Huey Fairchild begins high school at Claremont Prep, one of New York City's most prestigious boys' schools. His mother had uprooted her family from their small hometown of Akersburg, Georgia, leaving behind Huey's white father and the racial unrest that ran deeper than the Chattahoochee River. But for our sharp-tongued protagonist, forgetting the past is easier said than done. At Claremont, where the only other nonwhite person is the janitor, Huey quickly realizes that racism can lurk beneath even the nicest school uniform. After a momentary slip of his temper, Huey finds himself on academic probation and facing legal charges. With his promising school career in limbo, he begins to reflect on his memories of growing up in Akersburg during the Civil Rights Movement—and the chilling moments leading up to his and his mother's flight north. With Huey's head-shaking antics fueling this coming-of-age narrative, the novel triumphs as a tender and honest exploration of race, identity, family, and homeland, and a work that is "emotionally acuteeye-opening and rewarding for a wide range of readers" (Library Journal, starred review).

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Author(s): Malcolm Hansen
Narrator(s): Ron Butler
Product Number DD38028
Released: May 29, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684413621
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Author(s): Malcolm Hansen
Narrator(s): Ron Butler
Product Number Z100108545
Released: May 29, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684413638

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