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  • AudioFile Magazine Walter Dean Myers bases his story on a pivotal moment in U.S. history, the infamous draft riots of New York City in July 1863. Working-class men rose up against being conscripted to fight the Civil War when the wealthy, by law, could buy themselves out with a $300 Commutation Fee. In the ensuing violence, ongoing tensions came to a head. More than a dozen narrators tell the story of a girl whose Irish mother and black father run a hotel during this time. As violence rages, young Claire questions why the color of someone's skin matters so much. Myers uses a screenplay device to give scope to the story. The narrators' segues between narrative and screenplay are a bit abrupt, but this doesn't mar the listener's overall enjoyment. The tightly written book is followed by a time line that summarizes events of the day, as well as an interview with the author. Myers's story brings to light an important part of American history during the Civil War. M.B. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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