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Moonrise over New Jessup : a novel

Minnicks, Jamila, 1977- (author., Author).


"It's 1957, and after leaving the only home she has ever known, Alice Young steps off the bus into the all-Black town of New Jessup, Alabama, where residents have largely rejected integration as the means for Black social advancement. She falls in love with Raymond Campbell, whose clandestine organizing activities challenge New Jessup's status quo and could lead to the young couple's expulsion-or worse-from the home they hold dear. But as Raymond continues to push alternatives for enhancing New Jessup's political power, Alice must find a way to balance her undying support for his underground work with her desire to protect New Jessup from the rising pressure of upheavals both in and out of town"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781643752464 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1643752464 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 324 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, an imprint of Workman Publishing Co., Inc., 2023.

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Awards Note:
2021 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction
Subject: African Americans > Alabama > Fiction.
Civil rights movements > Alabama > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Alabama > Race relations > History > 20th century > Fiction.
African Americans.
Civil rights movements.
Race relations.
African Americans > Fiction.
Civil rights movements > Fiction.
Alabama > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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