If the Moon Had Willow Trees by Kathleen hall
No one expected Detroit to burst into flames on July 23, 1967, or did they? Before the last ember died, eight Freedom Riders circled Clyde & Blanche Webster’s chipped blonde-veneer dining-room table and formed The Detroit Eight — eight working-poor civil rights activists ready to bring the establishment to its knees.
Born in Detroit, Kathleen Hall coauthored the award-winning nonfiction The Otherness Factor, before launching into historical fiction with The Detroit Eight in If the Moon Had Willow Trees, Livonia |The Whitest City, and One Wingbeat Away.
A writer, poet, lawyer, mediator, and workplace investigator, Kathleen’s lifelong activism has been devoted to championing equal rights and promoting the power of diversity. She lives in Austin, Texas with her partner, Loren, Emma Dog, herds of deer roaming the streets, red foxes sunbathing in their miniature backyard, and armadillos tottering across the driveway.