Dangerous Skies is the story of a friendship that takes root among the grasses and mud flats of the back creeks of the Chesapeake Bay. Buck Smith is descended from the settlers who came from England in the 1700s to farm Virginia's Eastern Shore, Tunes Smith from the slaves who were brought from Africa to work the Smiths' farm. They were raised together from infancy; their friendship is as true and constant as the tides. But as they have grown older, the adults around them have become more watchful, and even though Buck resists the inevitable tug of change in their lives, some changes, like the seasons, cannot be stopped. Then the sudden and horrifying events of a spring afternoon change their world forever.
Told with unsparing honesty and affection, this gripping tale of betrayal will break the listener's heart as it confronts issues of racism and hypocrisy that have plagued our country throughout its history.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 64406830
Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0064406830
Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: From the author of the Newbery Honor book "Shabanu" comes a powerfully moving story of friendship in the face of racism and betrayal in the name of loyalty. Bound by surname but not by skin color, Buck and Tunes Smith have a friendship that is as dependable as the tides of the Chesapeake. Then a horrible discovery turns their world upside-down, changing their lives forever. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0064406830