BETWEEN THE LASH AND THE GUN
New York : Dial Books, 1999.
Between the Lash and the Gun is the story of a kid named Jordan who is
convinced to join a gang by a really slick, but creepy gang leader.
Jordan has to steal an old watch from his grandfather in order to buy a
gun to get into the gang, so on the night that he is taking off to the
pawn shop with the watch, he is running through the city when suddenly
he is standing in the middle of a grove of trees with birds singing around
him and paddyrollers driving by looking for runaway slaves! How can
he get back?
(This book has an incredible
author's note. It's not often when an author's note has me gasping
out loud, but this one did.) (New
Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
Slavery -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Time travel -- Fiction.
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