Racial tensions in 1968 Chicago have led Maxie, 14, to volunteer at the local Black Panthers office. Convinced that the Panthers will offer her full membership if she can discover who is reporting their plans to the police, she searches. What she finds changes her life in this companion to The Rock and the River.
Dion Graham's smooth baritone lends just the right note of humour and drama to this powerful story of a young boy caught in a time of change, both at home and in 1968 Chicago. Characters come to life with perfectly nuanced phrasing. Short, acoustic tracks alert listeners to cd breaks. Ages 14+.