A Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award-Winning Author
Chicago, 1968. For thirteen-year-old Sam, it's not easy being the son of civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his brother, Stick, begins to drift away from him for no apparent reason. And then Sam finds something that changes everything. Sam has always had faith in his father, but when he finds literature about the Black Panthers under Stick's bed, he's not sure who to believe. Sam wants to believe is father is right: You can effect change without using violence. But as time goes on, Sam begins to explore the Panthers. But soon he's involved in something far more dangerous than he could have ever predicted. Sam is faced with a difficult decision. Will he follow his father or his brother?