A Few Red Drops

The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

A compelling look at a crisis in the history of race relations that is echoed in today's headlines

By Claire Hartfield Read by J.D. Jackson History - United States / True Crime / Young Adult Nonfiction English, Unabridged 3h 59m Sell Sheet Also available on
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4 Audio CDs January 2, 2018 $39.99 $29.99 9781520091365 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs January 2, 2018 $29.99 $19.99 9781520091402 Add to Cart
							On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the "white" beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture.

"JD Jackson begins this historical audiobook about the 1919 race riot in Chicago in calm, measured tones. The text then provides backstory about how the people involved in the riots found themselves there. The story is both historically important and relevant today." - Audiofile

"A comprehensive, careful account." - Kirkus Reviews

"This solid entry covers a topic not often mentioned in YA literature…" - Booklist