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2019 First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Malcolm Hansen arrives on the scene as a bold new literary voice with his stunning debut novel Alternating between the Deep South and New York City during the 1960s and early '70s They Come in All Colors follows a biracial teenage boy who finds his new life in the big city disrupted by childhood memories of the summer when racial tensions in his hometown reached a tipping pointIt's 1968 when fourteen year old Huey Fairchild begins high school at Claremont Prep one of New York City’s most prestigious boys’ schools His mother had uprooted her family from their small hometown of Akersburg Georgia a few years earlier leaving behind Huey’s white father and the racial unrest that ran deeper than the Chattahoochee River But for our sharp tongued protagonist forgetting the past is easier said than done At Claremont where the only other nonwhite person is the janitor Huey quickly realizes that racism can lurk beneath even the nicest school uniform After a momentary slip of his temper Huey finds himself on academic probation and facing legal charges With his promising school career in limbo he begins examining his current predicament at Claremont through the lens of his childhood memories of growing up in Akersburg during the Civil Rights Movement—and the chilling moments leading up to his and his mother's flight north With Huey’s head shaking antics fueling this coming of age narrative the story triumphs as a tender and honest exploration of race identity family and homeland


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