Who's Jim Hines?
Also by Jean Alicia Elster, Winner of Three Awards!
Who's Jim Hines? is a story based on real events about Douglas Ford, Jr., a twelve-year-old African American boy growing up in Detroit in the 1930s. Doug's father owns the Douglas Ford Wood Company, and when Doug must join his father in the backbreaking work of delivering wood throughout the city and suburbs, he takes the opportunity to unravel the mystery of a man named Jim Hines whom he always hears about but has never seen. In discovering Hines's identity, Doug also learns much about the realities of racism in Depression-era Detroit.
For ages 8 to 12.