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"Johnson brilliantly constructs a complex and empathetic look at racism in the South. With profound insight and unwavering compassion, Johnson weaves an unforgettable story of her family and a nation distressed by racism. - Publisher's Weekly

"...readers will find her highly researched story - about the grandfather she never knew and so much more - profound, powerful, and extremely relevant." - Booklist

"Johnson's story is highly personal, but it folds easily into the larger story of African Americans striving for economic and political betterment...a timely story." - Kirkus Reviews

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