Dark Days in Morgan County

Timmy's life has changed since his dad died. He is now living with his grandparents and attending the one-room school back in Kentucky. Dark Days in Morgan County is the third installment in the popular Kentucky Summers series. Novelist Tim Callahan carves out a dramatic, suspenseful tale about a colored family that has moved into the Morgan County farm community in 1960. Overcoming his initial fear, Timmy makes friends with the poor Henry Washington's clan of six and introduces them to other families in the area. The problem is: at least one man moved to Morgan County to keep his family from having to live near blacks and is determined to keep the area all white. Despite the difficult theme of the book, Tim Callahan has maintained the country wit and charm of his first two books while tackling racism and hatred. Spend a few evenings reading this important and entertaining story. Kids and adults will love Dark Days in Morgan County. Praise for the Kentucky Summers books: 'Once in a blue moon a book comes along that no matter what age, gender, or previous experiences, everyone loves to read. Tim Callahan has achieved this with his Kentucky Summers series. This is a series of books you just can't put down without your mind wandering back to Timmy and his adventures. Over the years, good books come and go. The Kentucky Summers series is one I will continue to share with my students as long as I am teaching.' - Teacher Kim Carnes