Maxie is a strong lead and I was completely immersed in her story and eagerly flipping pages to find out what would happen next. The historical setting helped provide me with a deeper understanding of the 1960’s and the Civil Rights Movement. The first book in this series is The Rock and the River. I recommend reading both, because they are excellent, but this novel stands well on its own so reading The Rock and the River first is not necessary. I'd give this to anyone looking for an absorbing historical fiction. Those with an interest in the civil rights movement in particular will find this an excellent read.
Fire in the Streets by Kekla Magoon
Tags: Character-Driven, Emotional, Family Life, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Issues Fiction, People of Color