Life will never be the same for Red Porter. He’s a kid
growing up around black car grease, white fence paint, and the backward
attitudes of the folks who live in his hometown of Rocky Gap, Virginia.
Red’s daddy, his idol, has just died, leaving Red and Mama
with some hard decisions and a whole lot of doubt. Should they sell the Porter
family business, a gas station, repair shop, and convenience store rolled into
one, where the slogan—“Porter’s: We Fix it Right!”—has been shouting the
family’s pride for as long as anyone can remember?
With Daddy gone, everything’s different. Through his
friendship with Thomas, Beau, and Miss Georgia, Red starts to see there’s a lot
more than car motors and rusty fenders that need fixing in his world. When he
discovers the injustices that have been happening in Rocky Gap since before he
was born, he’s faced with unsettling questions about his family’s legacy.
In Seeing Red National
Book Award winner Kathryn Erskine delivers a powerful story of family,
friendship, and race relations in the South. Download and start listening now!