Title of Book: Wheels of Change
From the Book Jacket: Racial intolerance, social change, sweeping progress. It is a turbulent time growing up in 1908. For twelve year old EMILY SOPER, life in Papa’s carriage barn is magic. Emily is more at home hearing the symphony of the blacksmith’s hammer, than trying to conform to the proper expectations of females. Many prominent people own Papa’s carriages. He receives an order to make one for President Theodore Roosevelt. Papa’s livelihood becomes threatened by racist neighbors, and horsepower of a different sort. Emily is determined to save Papa’s business even if she has to go all the way to the President.
An Interview with Darlene Beck-Jacobson
If you had to describe your book in two sentences, what would they be?
Life altering changes are coming for Emily Soper and her family. How can Emily decide what changes are…
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