Fortitude by Carrie Dalby

December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Author: Carrie Dalby
Genres: YA Historical
Format: eBook, Print
Pages: 300
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.

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About Carrie Dalby

Carrie Dalby

Born and raised in California, Carrie Dalby has lived in Alabama for nearly two decades but still has trouble with the humidity of summer. Sharing her love of literature for young adults and children is one of her favorite things to do, and her volunteer hours reflect that. Her local church congregation, Mobile Writers Guild, SCBWI, and Metro Mobile Reading Council are where she loves to spend her “free time.”

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