Book - 2019
Average Rating:
Rate this:

NPR Best Books of 2019
Chicago TribuneBest Books of 2019
Chicago Review of Books Best Poetry Book of 2019
O Magazine Best Books by Women of Summer 2019
The Millions Must-Read Poetry of June 2019
LitHub Most Anticipated Reads of Summer 2019

The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, the most intense of the riots comprising the nation's Red Summer, has shaped the last century but is not widely discussed. In1919, award-winning poet Eve L. Ewing explores the story of this event--which lasted eight days and resulted in thirty-eight deaths and almost 500 injuries--through poems recounting the stories of everyday people trying to survive and thrive in the city. Ewing uses speculative and Afrofuturist lenses to recast history, and illuminates the thin line between the past and the present.

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois :, Haymarket Books,, 2019.
ISBN: 9781608465989
Branch Call Number: 811.6 EW
Characteristics: 74 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Sep 05, 2019

Oh man! I LOVED this book! The historical information supplied was perfect context for her poetry. Should be required reading for all Chicago students AT LEAST.

Jul 21, 2019

I read this book on the bus. I cried in public. You should read it so you, too, can fall in love with Chicago in the summer of 1919 in all its beauty and treachery.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at APL

To Top