Annotations for Sources of Light


Baker & Taylor
Fourteen-year-old Samantha and her mother move to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962 after her father is killed in Vietnam, and during the year they spend there Sam encounters both love and hate as she learns about photography from a new friend of her mother's and witnesses the prejudice and violence of the segregationists of the South.

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Baker & Taylor
Moving to the 1962 Mississippi hometown of her late war hero father, Sam and her mother are targeted by conservative locals who consider them liberal agitators, prompting Sam to use her photography skills to capture reflections of social and racial injustices.

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Baker & Taylor
Samantha and her mother move to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, and during the year they spend there Sam learns about photography from a new friend and witnesses the prejudice and violence of the segregationists of the South.

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Houghton

It's 1962, a year after the death of Sam's father--he was a war hero--and Sam and her mother must move, along with their very liberal views, to Jackson, Mississippi, her father's conservative hometown. Needless to say, they don't quite fit in.
People like the McLemores fear that Sam, her mother, and her mother's artist friend, Perry, are in the South to "agitate" and to shake up the dividing lines between black and white and blur it all to grey. As racial injustices ensue--sit-ins and run-ins with secret white supremacists--Sam learns to focus with her camera lens to bring forth the social injustice out of the darkness and into the light.

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Houghton

Margaret McMullan, the acclaimed author of How I Found the Strong, and When I Crossed No-Bob, delivers a masterfully crafted novel about photography, tragedy, romance, racism, and family set in the segregated South during the civil rights movement.

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