The Reckoning

Product Details
Crown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds
Library Binding

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About the Author
Wade Hudson is an author, a publisher, and the president and CEO of Just Us Books, Inc., an independent publisher of books for children and young adults. He has published over thirty books, including the anthologies We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, which received four starred reviews; The Talk, which earned four starred reviews and was a New York Times Best Book of the Year; and Recognize: Black Lives Matter. These powerful collections were co-edited with his wife, Cheryl Willis Hudson. He also authored the middle grade memoir Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South, winner of the Malka Penn award.

Wade lives in East Orange, New Jersey, with his wife.
"A powerful reminder to never stop speaking the truth." --Kirkus Reviews

"An evenly paced story line and clear-eyed narration to explore systemic prejudice.... resulting in a multilayered depiction of segregation and contemporary racism in America." --Publishers Weekly

"This story offers an important perspective and is well suited for intergenerational sharing." --Booklist

"The power of Black history and activism told simply; a good start for struggling middle grade readers just introduced to American history." --School Library Journal

"An important story about an all-too-common contemporary tragedy and manages to be angry and hopeful at the same time....the book carries the weight of a difficult history and the urgency to carry on the fight." --The Horn Book