Josephine's Black Box

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FAMILY CHILDREN'S

1940s & '50s

Nastalgia A Jenkins

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Logline

While her husband is off in the war, mother of four, Josephine finds her strength through her children and faith. Until one day the faith is tested when her eldest son Billy Ray goes missing.

Genre

Family,Children's

Short Summary

Oklahoma, 1942 Humming the old church songs big mama used to sing right before she headed to church or work, Josephine walked back in the house and started clearing dishes from the breakfast she had cooked earlier that day. chores finished, Josephine headed into the town to purchase some peaches.


Josephine signed the agreement, and Ray handed her the check with joy. Josephine was able to send each of her kids off to college and even buy a new house. When it's all said and done, all for nothing or nothing at all.

Setting

Oklahoma

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Tragedy,Rags to Riches,Other

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Josephine

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Faithful,Empathetic,Educated,Gracious,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Selfless,Outspoken,Religious,Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Billy Ray

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Obedient,Charming,Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Coretta

Age: 15

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Blunt,Empathetic,Confident,Outspoken,Heartthrob,Strong Moral Code,Leader,Unapologetic,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

“Imagine your child being kidnapped by bullies from the neighborhood during the year of 1942 and mocked his death after torturing him for days. My book is called ‘Josephine's Black Box’ and tells the story of a black family from Oklahoma. While her husband is off in the war, mother of four, Josephine worked at the Billers-Ville Elementary School for Negros, teaching history by day and scrubbing floors for white folks by night. All told, she managed to handle the ups and downs. Embarking the journey through life and love Josephine endures the life lessons she is faced while raising her children in the south. Despite the pain that is left on her heart she is to cope with that struggle on her own while fighting segregation. She finds her strength through her children and faith. Until one day that faith is tested when her eldest son Billy Ray goes missing. A mother who unleashes chaos around town in order to find her son— and it’s up to a her family and a close friend of the family to find him.

About The Author

While her husband is off in the war, mother of four, Josephine worked at the Billers-Ville Elementary School for Negros, teaching history by day and scrubbing floors for white folks by night. All told, she managed to handle the ups and downs. Embarking the journey through life and love Josephine endures the life lessons she is faced while raising her children in the south. Unitl one day her faith is tested when her eldest son Billy Ray goes missing.

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12,13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Xlibris

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

1796042552