|About the Book|
Welcome to 1962, one year before the world would witness President Kennedy assassinated, and a time before civil rights, women’s rights, and the Vietnam War changed America forever. Deed So chronicles the coming-of-age of brainy twelve-year-old Haddie Bashford, a sensitive young girl who wants nothing more than to leave close-minded Wicomico Corners. When Haddie witnesses the killing of a black teen by a down-on-his-luck white farmer, her family becomes embroiled in a web of hatred that threatens to engulf the town. Tempers flare and prejudice heats to a boiling point, even as Haddie struggles to comprehend what is going on, especially the dark consequences within her own family. When the murder case goes to trial, the violence escalates, and an arsonist is unleashed, paralyzing the community. Can the town—and Haddie—survive?Intertwining the major themes of struggle, equality, loyalty, and love that defined a generation, Deed So is a provocative snapshot of a tense time in history. Filled with larger-than-life characters, pitch perfect dialogue, and a wonderful sense of history, Deed So is as moving as it is thrilling. Haunting, edgy, and thought-provoking, this is a perfect read for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird or Nicholas Sparks.