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Square Books, Jr.
111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655 United States
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Thursday, Sept. 10 at 4 pm 

Taylor Kitchings signs YARD WAR

*Taylor will also be appearing on

Thacker Mountain Radio at 6pm at

Off Square Books


It’s 1964 in Jackson, Mississippi, deep in the civil rights movement, and the one black person twelve-year-old Trip Westbrook knows well is Willie Jane, the family maid, who has been a second mother to him. When Trip invites her son, Dee, to play football in the yard, Trip discovers the ugly side of his smiling neighbors. Even his loving grandparents don’t approve. But getting to know Dee and playing football, being part of a team, changes Trip. He begins to see all the unspoken rules he lives by but doesn’t agree with, such as “respect your elders.” What if he thinks their views are wrong? This engaging, honest, and hopeful novel is full of memorable characters, and brings the civil rights-era South alive for young readers.

Event date:
Thursday, September 10, 2015 – 4:00pm


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