Banes, Mississippi2 books in series
Billy Publisher's Summary
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Discover Albert French's haunting first novel: a story of racial injustice, as unsentimental as it is heartbreaking.
The tale of Billy Lee Turner, a 10-year-old boy convicted of the murder of a white girl in Mississippi in 1937, illuminates the monstrous face of racism in America with harrowing clarity and power. Narrated in the rich accents of the American South, Billy's story is told amid the picking fields and town streets, the heat, dust and poverty of the region in the time of the Depression.