Seeing Red by Kathryn ErskineSeeing Red by Kathryn Erskine

Seeing Red

byKathryn Erskine

Hardcover | September 24, 2013

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A powerful story of family, friendship, and race relations in the South from a National Book Award Winner.

Life will never be the same for Red Porter. He's a kid growing up around black car grease, white fence paint, and the backward attitudes of the folks who live in his hometown, Rocky Gap, Virginia.

Red's daddy, his idol, has just died, leaving Red and Mama with some hard decisions and a whole lot of doubt. Should they sell the Porter family business, a gas station, repair shop, and convenience store rolled into one, where the slogan - "Porter's: We Fix it Right!" - has been shouting the family's pride for as long as anyone can remember?

With Daddy gone, everything's different. Through his friendship with Thomas, Beau, and Miss Georgia, Red starts to see there's a lot more than car motors and rusty fenders that need fixing in his world.

When Red discovers the injustices that have been happening in Rocky Gap since before he was born, he's faced with unsettling questions about his family's legacy.

KATHRYN ERSKINE is the acclaimed author of many distinguished novels for young readers, including Mockingbird, winner of the National Book Award; The Absolute Value of Mike, an Amazon Best Book and ALA Notable Book; and Quaking, an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Kathryn lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia, with...
Title:Seeing RedFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:352 pages, 8.53 × 5.66 × 1.12 inShipping dimensions:8.53 × 5.66 × 1.12 inPublished:September 24, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545464404

ISBN - 13:9780545464406

Appropriate for ages: 10


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Seeing Red:* "A powerful indictment of injustice of all forms and an equally powerful and dramatic demonstration that young people, by taking individual action, can actually change history. This is an important book that deserves the widest possible readership." -Booklist, starred review"Erskine tackles many issues in this novel: death and grieving, racism and race relations, women's rights, physical abuse, and religious and educational bias." -School Library Journal"[Erskine] frankly explores the difficulty in fighting a corrupt system, but also stresses the difference one individual-even a child-can make, providing hope that justice can prevail." -Publishers Weekly