The Fog Machine


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$15.95  $14.83
Lucky Sky Press
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6.1 X 9.5 X 1.0 inches | 1.25 pounds
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About the Author

Susan Follett is a corporate technology manager who grew up in the epicenter of the civil rights movement--Mississippi in the '60s. Although too young to fully understand the history and the impact of particular events, such as the march from Selma to Montgomery or the murder of the three civil rights workers near her hometown in the summer of 1964, she has been haunted and intrigued by this era as an adult. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.


"Thank you for remembering my brother. Great book! Great job!" --Ben Chaney, founder, James Earl Chaney Foundation"
""A literal page turner. Poetic and prophetic, woven from the spectrum of cultural collisions our society offers. "The Fog Machine should be read, heard, and shared." --Jackie Roberts, The BookClub"
""Captures essential, often overlooked elements of the Freedom Schools: teachers encouraged to improvise in response to their students and African Americans courageously offering hospitality to young whites from the North. Bravo!" --Staughton Lynd, Freedom School Coordinator, Mississippi Freedom Summer"
""Insightful and highly readable. Written with sensitivity and insight about the nature of prejudice. The Fog Machine will resonate with teens and older readers alike." --John Dittmer, author, "Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi
"Susan Follett beautifully weaves the story of main character C.J. Evans's struggles: protecting herself and those she loves while following rules she increasingly suspects can change. Never patronizing, "The Fog Machine paints an honest picture of the Civil Rights Movement. Follett understands that those we love shape our worlds." --Sara L. Wicht, senior manager, Teaching and Learning, Teaching Tolerance"
"Eloquently captures your heart and mind from first page to last. A powerful book for use in schools. A must read for anyone interested in truth and justice." --Micki Dickoff, filmmaker, " Neshoba: The Price of Freedom
"Engaging and impeccably researched. Sure to spark discussion of social change in the 1960s as perceived by people of different racial and socioeconomic groups and locales." --Debbie Z. Harwell, author, "Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change
"This beautifully crafted story of young people grappling with the deep wound of systemic racism invites us to remember history and 're-member' relationships. It reaches beyond the silences of our history toward the connection to which faith calls. Recommended for anyone compelled by the ways in which race still divides us." --Mary E. Hess, professor, Educational Leadership, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN"