Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Look Ahead: Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

A brief note about an event and a book. Today is Rosa Parks birthday, and it is also the launch date of the book Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell. It is the story of the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi, and the relationship between two mothers, Hazel and Vida. Originally published as The View from Delphi in 2004, it is being republished by my friend Marly Rusoff and her publishing company, Maiden Lane Press. Many reviewers say that it is a book whose "time has come."

I intended to have the blog posting about the book done before today's launch of the book, but I am only about half way through. I will have a longer posting about the book later in the week.

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