The Day is a White Tablet by Jill Fletcher Pelaez

Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Print Price: $16.95
Paperback
Page count: 301
Dimensions: 6″x 9″
ISBN: 978-1-937178-24-6


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In this gripping Southern saga, America is in the final days of the Civil War, the bloodiest conflict ever waged on her soil. Tench Traymore, a free black teen, has been following his older white cousin, Lance Traymore, as his cook. The two young men, who grew up together, are inseparable as they fight under the command of General Pickett.

But when Lance dies in battle, Tench is left alone. With a few of his cousin’s possessions — a horse called Night, his boots, and his journals—Tench travels home to Georgia. Discovering the Traymores have moved to Florida, he heads south in search of them. On this treacherous journey and encountering those who would stop him, Tench gains courage as he faces this changed world on his own.

“Through the eyes of a mixed-race youth, Jill Fletcher Pelaez takes us on a danger-filled journey in the final days of the Civil War. . . . As Tench confronts evil and obstacles, he also encounters honor, piety, and dignity.” –Donna Meredith, author, The Glass Madonna and The Color of Lies

“An action-packed historical fiction….Tench, a black Confederate with green eyes, tries to get home during the last days of the War Between the States….a gripping book.” –Charles Kelly Barrow, editor, Black Confederates and Black Southerners in Confederate Armies.