Title Profile & Character Information

Color Me Dark

Annotation
Eleven-year-old Nellie Lee Love records in her diary the events of 1919, when her family moves from Tennessee to Chicago, hoping to leave the racism and hatred of the South behind.

Characters
NameLove, Nellie Lee
GenderGirl
OccupationStudent
TraitAfrican American

GenreFiction
Juvenile
Historical
Sociological
TopicsDiaries
African Americans
Racism
Southern life
Community life
Racial identity
Racial differences
Racial superiority
Personal growth
SettingTennessee
Chicago, Illinois
Illinois


Series
  Early 20th century: dear America series
1Hear my sorrow
2Voyage on the great Titanic
3Color me dark