Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Henry Holt, (2004). First edition - A blend of fiction and fact, this novel is set in the memorable summer of 1959 - when Prince Edward County, ordered to desegregate its public schools after the Supreme Court decision of Brown vs the Board of Education, decides instead to close all of the schools and have only private, white-only schools - and how it affected two boys, 10 year old Benjamin whose family is involved in setting up the new schools, and his friend, Burghardt, the son of the hired hand who works for his grandfather. Author's note.354 pp.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Publisher's material laid in.