When Winter Robeson Came by Woods, Brenda
Brenda Woods

When Winter Robeson Came -- Brenda Woods

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The whole world seems to transform during the summer of 1965, when Eden's cousin from Mississippi comes to visit her in L.A. just as the Watts Riots erupt, in this stirring new novel by Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brenda Woods.

When Eden's cousin Winter comes for a visit, it turns out he's not just there to sightsee. He wants to figure out what happened to his dad, who disappeared ten years earlier from the Watts area of L.A. So the cousins set out to investigate together, and what they discover brings them joy--and heartache. It also opens up a whole new understanding of their world, just as the area they've got their sights on explodes in a clash between the police and the Black residents. For six days Watts is like a war zone, and Eden and Winter become heroes in their own part of the drama. Eden hopes to be a composer someday, and the only way she can describe that summer is a song with an unexpected ending, full of changes in tempo and mood--totally unforgettable.

Author: Brenda Woods
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Published: 01/11/2022
Pages: 176
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.40w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781524741587
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2021 - Book Of Special Distinction
Publishers Weekly 12/06/2021
Booklist 12/15/2021 pg. 99
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2022 pg. 127

About the Author
Brenda Woods (brendawoods.net) is an artist and a photographer, and she has a bachelor of science degree from California State University. Her award-winning books for young readers include The Unsung Hero of Birdsong, USA, Zoe in Wonderland, The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond, Coretta Scott King Honor winner The Red Rose Box, Saint Louis Armstrong Beach, and Emako Blue. Her numerous awards and honors include the Judy Lopez Memorial Award, FOCAL award, Pen Center USA's Literary Award finalist, IRA Children's Choice Young Adult Fiction Award, and ALA Quick Pick. She lives in Nevada.