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Riot [compact Disc]

By Walter Dean Myers, 1937-

During a long, hot July in 1863, the worst race riots the United States has ever seen erupt in New York City. Earlier that year, desperate for more Union soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln instituted a draft–a draft that would allow the wealthy to escape serving in the army by paying a $300 waiver, more than a year’s income for the recent immigrant Irish. And on July 11, as the first drawing takes place in Lower Manhattan, the city of New York explodes in rage and fire. Stores are looted, buildings set on fire, and black Americans are attacked, beaten, and murdered. The police cannot hold out against the rioters, and finally, battle-hardened soldiers are ordered back from the fields of Gettysburg to put down the insurrection, which they do–brutally.

Fifteen-year-old Claire, the beloved daughter of a black father and Irish mother, finds herself torn between the two warring sides. Faced with the breakdown of the city–the home–she has loved, Claire must discover the strength and resilience to address the new world in which she finds herself, and to begin the hard journey of remaking herself and her identity.

Format

Audio Books

Availability

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  • CD F Myers [3 DISC], Book on CD Fiction

Publish Date

2009

ISBN

9780307583383


Format: Audio Books
Author: Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
Summary: African-American young adult writer Walter Dean Myers presents a story that deals with the New York Draft Riots of 1863.
Title: Riot [compact disc] / Walter Dean Myers.
Publisher Date: [New York, N.Y.] : Listening Library, [2009]
Subject: Draft Riot, New York, N.Y., 1863 -- Juvenile fiction. Race relations -- Juvenile fiction. Racially mixed people -- Juvenile fiction. Riots -- Juvenile fiction. African Americans -- Juvenile fiction Irish Americans -- Juvenile fiction. New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9780307583383 0307583384
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: F Myers
Oclc: 318870174
Upc: 9780307583383
Bib Id: 331954

Format: Audio Books
Author: Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
Summary: African-American young adult writer Walter Dean Myers presents a story that deals with the New York Draft Riots of 1863.
Title: Riot [compact disc] / Walter Dean Myers.
Publisher, Date: [New York, N.Y.] : Listening Library, [2009]
Description: 3 sound discs (ca. 2 hr., 36 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Draft Riot, New York, N.Y., 1863 -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Race relations -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Racially mixed people -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Riots -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Irish Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks
Notes: Title from publisher's web page.
Notes: Unabridged.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Duration: 2:36:00.
Notes: Read by various readers.
ISBN: 9780307583383
ISBN: 0307583384
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 5
Medium: [compact disc]
Call Number: F Myers