An Unforgettable Journey Through the Pre-Civil Rights Movement South! Page-turning fiction brings the reality of racism during the Jim Crow years vividly to life in this stirring coming-of-age story. It's 1959, and two families set out on summer trips. Bobby tours Civil War battlefields in a plush Chrysler with his mother, brother, and grandmother. Jacob boards a sweltering bus in Atlanta to visit relatives in the country. As both trips veer off course and eventually collide, the bitter injustices of segregation reverberate through the lives of the travelers. Based on a journey the author took when he was a child, this story bears witness to the crippling ignorance of the era and the continuing struggle to overcome it.