White LilacsBook - 1993
Rose Lee Jefferson overhears the ladies of the garden club discussing the city's plans to level Dillon's black community, Freedomtown, to build a park for the city's white residents. The plan is carried out, and nothing remains of Freedomtown but the memories of its former residents and a series of drawings that Rose Lee makes to celebrate the community. "Meyer's moving account is as much a documentary as a novel, with a vividly realized setting and a good array of characters to dramatize issues."-- Kirkus Reviews
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Gulliver Books/Harcourt Brace, 1993.
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