Name that book: black soldier hosted with British family during WW2
September 4, 2014 1:28 PM   Subscribe

The book is young adult fiction. I vividly remember one scene in which the narrator, a young boy, goes with his mother to the station to meet the soldier they'll be hosting, who then turns out to be black. The boy, without thinking, wipes his hand on his trouser leg after shaking hands.

The story then (as far as I remember) unpacks all the difficulties of race in that historical context.

Do you know which book this is?
posted by ianso to Society & Culture (1 answer total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: The boy was white, sorry for not clarifying that.
posted by ianso at 10:31 PM on September 4, 2014

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