The Given Day by Dennis Lehane

During the bloody police riots of the early twentieth century, a Boston police officer from a wealthy family, Danny Coughlin, joins a union movement to track down violent radicals, but his values are challenged when he learns that Luther Laurence, the African-American houseman who works for the Coughlin family, is connected with the NAACP.

Recommended by Mrs. Hampton, Guidance Counselor: “This book is an engaging novel that addresses concepts such as communism, racism, and family dynamics. The setting is primarily in Boston after WWI.”

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