Author: Carrie Dalby
Genres: YA Historical
Format: eBook, Print
Date: December 8, 2015
Publisher: Anaiah Press
Growing up with a Creole best friend, sixteen-year-old Claire O’Farrell held little regard for the Jim Crow laws and the consequences of befriending those of a different color. But once she leaves the haven of her home on Dauphin Island, the reality of racial intolerance can no longer be ignored.
Though she’s underage, Claire makes the bold decision to serve alongside Loretta, her best friend, in the “colored camp” hospital tents during the Spanish-American War, but her idealistic attitude and choice of working location immediately puts her in danger.
Claire gives her heart to a soldier in the camp, only to find herself caught in the racial violence besieging the area.
When the intolerant attitudes and stigma follow her home, she clings to her faith to navigate through her social isolation and find the path she was meant to travel.
Caution: Uses racial terms common in 1890s; some racial riots but no graphic detail.Standing up for your beliefs is hard enough but during war it takes fortitude. FORTITUDE by Carrie Dalby Click To Tweet