The Clock of Life by Nancy Klann-Moren

Publication Date: November 12, 2012

 

The Clock of Life by Nancy Klann-MorenThe Clock of Life by Nancy Klann-Moren is a coming-of-age story that takes place in the 1970s and 1980s. Jason Lee Rainey’s father was a hero. The senior Rainey was a man who strongly believed in the Civil Rights movement and fought in Vietnam. He died when young Jason Lee was only eight months old. Living in Hadlee, Mississippi with his mother and uncle, Jason Lee must decide despite the anti-black sentiment that lingers if he will pursue a friendship with Samson Johnson. When he meets him at the school the first day, Samson bears the taunts and beatings from the other white children. Over time, Jason Lee learns more about his father, Vietnam and the Civil Rights movement and also that sometimes you have to work to make your world a better place.

 

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Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child was Saved From Religion by Scott Terry

Publication Date: October 6, 2012

 

ST_Cowboys_Armaboeddon_and_the_Truth.fpgThis memoir by Scott Terry describes growing up in the 1970s, in a home ruled by a tyrannical step-parent and a restrictive religion. Readers follow Terry to adulthood and through his personal struggle with his beliefs and sexuality.

 

 

 

 

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