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Who's Jim Hines?

Elster, Jean Alicia. Book - 2008 Y Fiction / Elster, Jean 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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Call Number: Y Fiction / Elster, Jean
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In 1935 Detroit, a twelve-year-old African American boy learns about the realities of racial injustice while working for his father's wood company during the Great Depression.


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Who's Jim Hines? submitted by Kara Marsee on June 13, 2021, 7:59pm This story is based on the author's family history in depression-era Detroit, 1935. The family and integrated neighbors have a strong bond, and the determined boy main character knows everyone who works for his father's company. Except for the man named Jim Hines. Read the book to find the answer to "Who's Jim Hines?" It's a well written book and one everyone in SE Michigan should read.

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Great Lakes books.

Detroit, Mich. : Wayne State University Press, c2008.
Year Published: 2008
Description: xii, 134 p. ; 19 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


African Americans -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Michigan -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Michigan -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.